Bernd Lohaus (1940-2010) was a German artist who lived and worked in Antwerp. He studied under Joseph Beuys while at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. From this mentorship, Lohaus then worked with wood, stone and paper. His wooden pieces used found wooden objects that he applied short texts onto. He often wove into his pieces the use of language and its ability to connect others. This connection of language was translated into the relationship between artist, viewer and work of art. In addition to language, Lohaus believe the position of works within the exhibition space was important in relating the art to the viewer.