Werner Haypeter mixes industrial and man-made materials such as resin, PVC, wood and perspex in two and three-dimensional works that engage with the aesthetics of minimalism and conceptualism. His works – be it a floor or wall sculpture or installation project - are pared down to a rubric of geometric forms and primary colours and employ mass produced industrial materials and processes that although hard edged, contain imperfections and glimpses of the artists hand in creating the work. Rectangular slabs of resin, reveal bubbles, lumps and surface imperfections, layered sheets of PVC are intentionally off-kilter and a group of glass boxes filled with fluorescent light and fixed to tripods appear like machines.
Haypeter was born in Helmstedt in Germany in 1955 and studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf – he lives and works in Düsseldorf and Bonn. He has received numerous scholarships and prizes for sculpture and his work is represented widely in corporate and Public Collections in Germany and internationally. These include Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Bayer AG Leverkusen, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlüngen, Münich, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Staadtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, and in the USA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the San Jose Museum of Art, California.