Klaus Hu works with painting and photography that penetrate and complement each other, questioning representation and its cultural codes. While the digital archive counter acts as memory and as source for some of his compositions, the recent series “UNSETTLED LANDSCAPES” of 2013/14 is a real time investigation into the subject of “landscape” via photographic research and refined on the plane of the canvas. Usually working with subjects for a limited time-span, altering and questioning the painting process, his subjects and middle to large size paintings emphasize this contradiction of narrative representation and analytical de-construction.
Invited for a SANTA FE ART INSTITUTE residency, Santa Fe, NEW MEXICO, USA in 2013 with the outcome of a photographic book: “NEW MEXICAN TRAVELS“, 100 pages, 116 photos / and works in painting dealing with the conflicts of the North American Landscape of the South West.
He received a fellowship for photography from the Berlin Senate and took part in national and international site-specific competitions like MAXXI Rome, Sharjah Biennale and German Parliament (Marie Elisabeth Lüders competition).
For curatorial / research and conference participations he compiled: “BODIES DESIRES” in 2006 for ApexArt NY, “ON MAPS AND CARTOGRAPHIES” in 2010/12 for Berlin (not realized due to funding issues) and “ON SPACE AND NARRATIVE IDENTITY” for ISEA / Singapore 2008 as artist / paper presentation / funded by IFA/Stuttgart/Germany. Learn more about his WORKS by clicking here, and here. For his books, click here and for videos and keynotes, click here. His CV is right here.