FAT Village Artist Paints Outside the Lines
By Katie Dressler
Recently 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, local artist Henning Haupt is quickly becoming a well-known figure amongst Fort Lauderdale’s arts and cultural community.
For those who may not yet know him by name, you may know him from one of his most publicly visible and experiential works, The Tunnel. Located at the City Parking Garage in Downtown Fort Lauderdale between First and Second Avenues, The Tunnel was a product of the “Color Material Space” project that was executed by Haupt’s students who participated in his class taught at Florida Atlantic University.
Haupt was born and raised in Germany where he taught at the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany, from 2001 to 2007. During that time, Haupt also completed his Ph.D. in the field of design methods on the relationship between color, painting and architectural design.
In 2008, Haupt moved to Fort Lauderdale to join the faculty of the School of Architecture at FAU as an assistant professor. Haupt cites the most rewarding aspect about teaching at FAU is the great honor he feels from being granted the opportunity to work closely with his students on their design projects.
During his early career, Haupt says he drew his primary inspiration from various landscapes and the human figure. Today, his non-representational work develops in a process drawn from a critique of his own previous work, as well from investigating painting materials and application processes in order to explore spatial qualities within drawings, paintings and three-dimensional installations. Haupt’s personal mark and process is very evident in his work, which invites the audience to share the pleasure of drawing and painting by diving into form, space and atmosphere to decipher thoughts and processes.
Haupt is a member of Third Avenue Artist District in Flagler Village.
Henning Haupt Studio Open House
823 N.E. Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale in Flagler Village
Last Saturday of each month,
except for July
Flagler Village Art Walk