Artist profile

Werner Haypeter

Initially, Werner Haypeter's art appears to be a straighforward geometric use of industrial material. Small metal beams, layered resin reliefs and PVC sheets are placed in simple arrangements that seem to create a sense of manufactured symmetry. This illusion is however altered by Haypeter's artistic intervention. Bands of Haypeter's hallmark muted yellow acrylic are placed off centre or are misaligned from their expected systems. Similarly, marks and blemishes in the finish remind us that these works are in fact make by hand - the artist's touch enhances rather than diminishes the apparant machine-made appearance. Haypeter's work unites the aesthetic of mass production with the geometric concerns and theories of Modernism. 

Biography

1955
Born Helmstedt/Niedersachsen
1978–85
Studied at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1982
Travelling scholarship from Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf to Italy
1983
Master student of Professor Erwin Heerich
1986
Art award and scholarship at the city of Bonn
1994–95
Work scholarship of the Kunstfonds e.V., Bonn
1996
Lives and works in Düsseldorf and Bonn

Selected exhibitions

2013–14
Haypeter raum maß-geblich, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserlautern
2013
Aus der Sache Heraus, kunstgaleriebonn, Bonn (with Hadi Tabatabai)
2011
Werner Haypeter, Galerie Wack, Kaiserslautern
2008
Traces of Movement, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2007
Studio A Ottendorf, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Landkreis Cuxhaven
2006
Galerie König, Hanau (with Yuko Shiraishi)

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