100 x 80 cm
120 x 85 cm
80 x 100 cm
ballpoint pen and yellow color pencil
70 x 100 cm
Interview with HELENA HAUSS:
Your childhood ambition:
To be a kid forever.
Something you treasure:
My memories and my journals. I kept them from age 10 to 25. I’ve got loads, and I’m so happy I did so I never forget about my life and all my personal adventures, feelings and struggles.
Your worst habit:
I’m a control freak. And I tend to get batshit crazy when something doesn’t go the way I planned. I wish I was more of the “zen” type, but I’m really not… Then again I guess it goes hand in hand with the stuff that got me where I am today, like being a hard worker and demanding a lot of myself.
The aspect of your work that’s most important to you:
I love the entire process, but what I like best is telling stories: my work is about memories and the strong feelings brought by the loss of innocence, first times, youth and discovery.
Your first job:
Someone whose work you highly recommend:
I really love Ugo Gattoni’s crazy dystopian landscapes. Joel Daniel Phillips’ amazing life-size charcoal portraits. And Violaine & Jeremy’s insanely intricate and delicate pencil illustrations.
See more of Helena Hauss’s work here.