Werner Haypeter

Year of birth, place
1955, Helmstedt, Germany
Role at the ZKM
Artist of the Collection
Biography
Werner Haypeter was born in Helmstedt in 1955. He studied (1978-85) at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, from 1983 as master student of Erwin Heerich. Haypeter has won numerous prizes and awards, most recently a studio grant from the business group A. Sutter (1994-95), a work grant from the Kunstfonds, Bonn (1996) and the Piepenbrock Nachwuchspreis '96 for sculpture. Haypeter lives in Bonn.

The character of Haypeter' s constructivist works is determined by his choice of materials. This is already the case with the numerous works on paper, in particular the ink paintings, made since the 1980s, in which simple geometric forms are superimposed as folded sheets of paper or as black ink shapes. In the mid-1980s Haypeter started to make images out of heavy layers of transparent, smoothly polished PVC. Geometric in character, with interrelating rightangles, Haypeter's wall images nonetheless take on a sculptural dimension on account of their material qualities. Since the mid-1990s Haypeter's sculptures made from polyethylene sheets and pieces of hard, cast plastic expand even more emphatically into the exhibition space.

Individual exhibitions (selection)
 
1985 Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
1986 Brühler Kunstverein, Brühl
1987 Galerie Lüpke, Frankfurt/M
1990 Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
1992 Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund
1994 Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen; Unternehmensgruppe A. Sutter, Essen; Städtische Galerie im Museum Folkwang, Essen
1995 Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst, Munich, subsequently at Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach
1996 Krefelder Kunstverein, Krefeld; Museum Akazienhaus, Osnabrück; ACP Viviane Ehrli Galerie, Zürich
 
Group exhibitions (selection)
 
1986 »Heerich und seine Schüler 1970-85«, Städtische Galerie Peschkenhaus, Moers; »Kunstpreisträger und Stipendiaten der Stadt Bonn«, Kunstmuseum Bonn
1987 »Villa Romana«, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
1992 »FLOOR-WALL-FLOOR«, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1994 »5x Druckgraphik«, Kunstring Folkwang, Essen
1995 »Bon direct«, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam

[Frauke Syamken, 1997]