Ursula Haug’s work is figurative, representing real objects or people in an explorative, experimental and playful way.She enjoys the freedom and challenge of constructing, composing or arranging three dimensional external reality in a two dimensional space.
Born in post-war Germany she has lived in London since 1972, where she studied psychology and psychoanalysis. Alongside this she has studied painting, drawing and etching for over a decade.
Her work is informed by her long career as a psycho-analytic therapist, and in her art, as in her work with people, she embraces diverse styles and subjects. Wry and intimate, Ursula’s work is born of close observation and awareness of the subject as object of contemplation. Her profound interest in human nature, its passion and desire, is represented in her paintings as non-verbal communication, which evokes a wealth of impressions and associations in the psyche of the viewer.
Her art work reflects her deep love of colour and texture and her passion of the process of painting as a transformational process, akin to alchemy. Over the years she has moved to an increasingly 'un-representational' or abstract way of painting, while still retaining the wish to paint figuratively. Concentrating on shapes, dark and light and differences in hue, she depicts external reality, be that landscape, still life, figure or portrait using coarser, bolder, but no less descriptive, brush strokes.Some of Ursula Haug's art work is available to buy as originals or prints through the Saatchi Gallery website. Click here to see comments about Ursula’s work