My work is making space in non-representational paintings, objects and architectural installations. Each project explores a different strategy between perception of spatial phenomena through empathy and a rational understanding to inquire a subject matter within the applications of materials.
I like to invite the viewer of my work to position her/himself in relation to the physical presence of my paintings demonstrating action in relation to personal inner and public outer spaces.
Haupt’s recent solo-shows are The Journey of Magenta at The Projects Fort Lauderdale 2017, Farbe und Raum at Wenzel Hablik Museum, Germany 2016, Drawing Lines—Making Space at Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2014.
Haupt was a fellow of the Artist-in-Residence Program at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado, 2016 and Brush Creek Foundation of Art, Wyoming, 2014. In 2013 he 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 (Ph.D. Associate Professor) taught 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 Masters 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.