(MAIN GALLERY) “Drawing Lines – Making Space” – This exhibit presents a new body of work by Henning Haupt, paintings and installations from 2013 and 2014.The paintings explore visual, spatial compositions by using different modes of line structures in combination with fields of painted colors. The impetus of drawing, the gestural character in its results, is revealing a movement in space that is set in tension with repetitive, restrictive application patterns.
The three-dimensional installations are generated out of visual line and color compositions. Acting in space Haupt builds a combination of visual, physical [architectural] spaces that test application techniques and working procedures. The results may hint to something intangible, while they are demonstrations of the relationship between a thought and its physical execution in a material. They are inviting the audience to share the pleasure of drawing, painting and building to dive into form, space and atmosphere, to decipher thoughts and processes.
Henning Haupt is a German painter, installation artist and educator located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Haupt’s latest exhibits and installations are funded in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was awarded with the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in the visual arts in 2013 as exhibited in “Who am I to you?” the South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibit 2013 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 School of Architecture classes on Color, Material and Space and Architectural Design Studios. Previously, he taught at the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany.
Haupt received a Diploma of Architecture from the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany, and undertook postgraduate studies in the Masters Program at the
Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He completed his praxis-based PhD on artistic design strategies titled “Color Experiments – Integration of painted color spaces in an architectural design process” in 2008.