“Art is Art, isn't it? Still on the other hand water is water and east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.”

Groucho Marx

"I am interested in the ‘thingness’ of things; in the visual vocabularies, narrative qualities and emotive associations of ubiquitous objects. The interaction between people and their material culture is a recurring area of enquiry in my work; how we look, how we read visual language, how we make sense of our material world and how the stuff that surrounds us becomes us. I am intrigued by the provenance, meaning and power of objects and by the forces of materialism, marketing, consumerism and obsolescence. Through the language of ‘stuff’ my work attempts to examine the relationship between artist, object and viewer and to challenge conventional notions of authorship and ownership, production and consumption, making and creating ".

Hans K Clausen

Artist Residencies - Socially engaged practice

HIGHLIGHTER Public commission, Dumbiedykes,Foundation Scotland, 2017 (Ongoing)

RHSC/DCN/CAMHS Hospital Residency, NHS and GINKO. 2017 (Ongoing)

ARCADEUM Community Residency, NHS and North Edinburgh Arts. 2015 (Ongoing)

YoHoArt, Yorkhill Children's Hospital and Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art. 2014

Nil by Mouth, Creative Scotland and Crichton Carbon Centre. Uist. 2013/2014

Outside-Insight, Lomond View Academy, Inverclyde. 2014

When One Door Closes, Mearns Education Centre, Greenock. 2012/2013

Publications

2017

Public Institution as Material, Publicness in Art, Issue 3, with K. Bruce and S. Barr, Revista MESA, (Eds Gogan and Vergara)

Exhibitions

2017

Iron: Origins and Destinations, ESW, Edinburgh

2016

Coup de Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh

COLLECTOR, Curated by Hans K Clausen for Arcadeum, Whitespace, Edinburgh

Far Enough,, Kulturzentrum Klosterkirche , Angermunde, Germany

The Corridor Illusion ,Embassy Gallery Annuale, Edinburgh

On The Circus, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh

2015

Unforeseen, Live Art - collaborative performance, Hiddendoor Arts Festival

What Remains,Commissioned show with Kim W Wilson, Generator Projects, Dundee

Urbane Art's 1st Anniversary Exhibition,Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh

VAS:T 2015, Visual Arts Scotland at RSA Edinburgh

2014

So much depends upon ..., for Nil by Mouth, Scottish Parliament and Tent Gallery

Edinburgh Art Fair, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

Caol Ruadh, Summer Exhibition, Scottish Sculpture Park, Argyll

Alumni Exhibition ; LSA 25th Anniversary, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh

2013

CroatiaScotia, The Vodnjan Collective , Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh Arts Festival

SLICE ;The Whisky Bond, Sculpture Group Show, Glasgow

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Defcon Salon ; Embassy Members Show, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

2012

RSA Open 2012, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Signature Art Prize, Sculpture Winner, Signature Gala Exhibition, London

Falling, Curated Group Show, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh

Degree Show 2012, Edinburgh College of Art

Pick Your Playground, Final Year Sculpture Exhibition, Edinburgh College Of Art

Salon Neu, Embassy Members Show, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

2011

Emergence, Stone Carving Exhibition, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Shift Work, Collaborative Workshop and Exhibition, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Socks and Sandals, Student Sculpture Exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art

2010

Hidden Door Arts Festival, Installation, Roxy Art House, Edinburgh

SOLAS festival, Participatory Art Project, Biggar, Scottish Borders

Q1, Student Group Show, Quarter Mile, Edinburgh

Ad Hoc, Student Exhibition, Glasgow School of Art

The Feral Mind, Student Group Show, Edinburgh College of Art

2009

Leith Art Festival, Public Group Show, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

20th Anniversary Exhibition, Group Show, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh

Hopes + Fears, Solo Exhibition, Leith Public Library, Edinburgh

Prizes/Awards

2013 (December) Featured Artist, Glass Magazine/Avant Art, London

2013 (January) Selected for the Catlin Art Guide 2013, London Art Fair

2013 (January) Selected Graduate Artist, Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh

2012 (October) Signature Art Prize, winner (Sculpture), Degree Art, London

2012 (June) Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, New Graduate Studio Award

Education

2009 – 2012

BA Honours in Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art

2008- 2009

Art Foundation Diploma, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh

Other

Artists Week, Vodjan, Croatia. 2011 (Oct)

Internship, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. 2011 (Aug/Sept)

Study China Programme, Hangzhou, China. 2011 (April/May)

Memberships

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Scottish Society of Artists