Alfred Haberpointner

Born in 1966 in Ebenau, Austria, Alfred Haberpointner studied at the School of Sculpture in Hallein and at the University of Design in Linz with professor Erwin Reiter.

He works with wood in all its nuances and shades through a powerful mechanical approach. The result are works that are, on one hand guratively recognisable and comprehensible, and on the other hand can remain arrested in their abstract geometry. Whether he covers his wooden heads with lead or crowds them with thumbtacks, the underlying wood body always remains recognisable. The viewer’s perception of Haberpointner’s works requires an active and constructive process.

In 1990 he received the Award of the Academy of Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria. In 1997 he received the Theodor KoĢˆrner Prize for the Promotion of Science and Art.

Alfred Haberpointner lives and works in Leonding, Austria.