Werner Haypeter
German, born 1955
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Light / Dark,
Annely Juda Fine Art
Wall Crossing,
Annely Juda Fine Art
Annely Juda Fine Art at ART Cologne 2014,
Annely Juda Fine Art

Werner Haypeter mixes industrial and everyday materials—such as resin, PVC, wood, and Plexiglas—in two- and three-dimensional works that fuse the tenants of minimalism and conceptualism. Like a sculptural, contemporary cousin of paintings by Piet Mondrian and Kasimir Malevich, Haypeter’s works are pared down to a rubric of geometric forms and primary colors. Haypeter veers away from these modern masters, however, by employing manufactured materials and processes that are hard-edge yet flexible enough to elicit a wide range of reactions and associations. Rectangles of resin reveal uncontrolled bubbles; layered sheets of PVC are intentionally off-kilter and resemble futuristic portals; and a group of glass boxes, filled with fluorescent light and affixed to tripods, appear like machines about to spring to life.