* 15th JANUARY 1941 IN STUTTGART (GER)
The German artist Uwe Lausen began painting as an autodidact in the artistic group ‘SPUR’ in the 1960s in Munich and quickly rose to be the star of the group. Through ‘SPUR’ he gained contact to the Situationist International, a culturally revolutionary movement by Guy Debord and Asger Jorn which he belonged to until 1965. After an experimental phase Lausen found collage to be his main form of artistic expression. At the end of the 1960s came a short Pop Art pahse in combination with realism in which he increasingly dealt with the theme of violence. In 1970, at the age of 29 he ended his life under the influence of drugs. His works show a wide variety of influences from the informal, to Surrealism, or Pop Art and the psychedelic.
† 15TH SEPTEMBER 1970 IN BEILSTEIN, NEAR STUTTGART (GER)