“The production process itself is the focus of my artistic endeavor. The results may hint to something intangible within the painted color space, but they are demonstrations of the relationship between a thought and its physical execution in a material. With my works I like to invite the audience to share the pleasure of drawing and painting, to dive into form, space and atmosphere and to decipher processes and the relationship between the elements on the canvas as the content mater of the painting.
In a close relation to color materials and application techniques my drawings, paintings and three-dimensional installations, explore spatial compositions with gestural marks of lines and through visual color-spaces. Three-dimensional objects and installations, color-space constructions, are generated out of paintings developing an inseparable entity out of the visual, painted and the architectural, built space.”
Henning Haupt is a painter and educator. His work explores spatial qualities within drawings, paintings and three-dimensional installations in a close relation to color materials and application techniques.
Haupt’s recent solo-shows and installations are Drawing Lines—Making Space at Coral Springs Museum of Art 2014 and The Return of the Magenta shown at The Projects, Fort Lauderdale 2012 and Young at Art Museum, Davie 2013. Haupt was awarded with the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in the Visual Arts in 2013 as exhibited in Who am I to you? at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale.
With an academic and practical background in art and in architecture Haupt teaches at the Florida Atlantic University classes on Color, Material and Space and Architectural Design Studios. Previous he taught at the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany.Haupt received a Diploma from the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany, and undertook postgraduate studies in the Master’s Program at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He completed his praxis-based Ph.D. on artistic design strategies titled Color Experiments—Integration of painted color spaces in an architectural design process in 2008.