Alfred Haberpointner

November 29 - December 14 2019

Opera Gallery Geneva

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Opera Gallery Geneva

November 29 - December 14 2019

Place de Longemalle 10-12 1204 Geneva

+41 (0)22 318 57 70

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Mon - Sat : 10 am - 7 pm

Add to Calendar 2019-11-29 00:00:00 2019-12-14 00:00:00 Alfred Haberpointner

Opera Gallery is pleased to present works by contemporary Austrian sculptor Alfred Haberpointner for the first time in its Geneva space. This exhibition features a series of over fifteen new “wall-objects”, five of his iconic “head” sculptures and a spectacular sculptural installation. Haberpointner is best known for his abstract “wall-objects” or sculptural monochromatic paintings. Using thick panels of spruce wood, he breaks the surface with a chainsaw and an axe, fixes the fibers of the wood creating a texture, rhythm, intensity and movement within radiating or explosive circular shapes. His innovative work examines and suggests a new meaning to the raw material, playing with light and shadow and giving the viewer the opportunity to conjure up his own associations as to the subject matter.

Haberpointner has widely exhibited, at institutions such as the Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague; Gallery Accademia, Salzburg; Museum Würth, Germany; Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany; John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; Upper Austrian Provincial Museum, Linz; OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz. His work can be found in the collections of Museum Beelden aan Zee, Netherlands; Museum Wurth, Germany; Museum Liaunig, Germany; MUSA, Germany; Lentos Linz, Austria; Museum der Moderne Salzburg and the Upper Austrian Gallery.

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Introduction

Opera Gallery is pleased to present works by contemporary Austrian sculptor Alfred Haberpointner for the first time in its Geneva space. This exhibition features a series of over fifteen new “wall-objects”, five of his iconic “head” sculptures and a spectacular sculptural installation. Haberpointner is best known for his abstract “wall-objects” or sculptural monochromatic paintings. Using thick panels of spruce wood, he breaks the surface with a chainsaw and an axe, fixes the fibers of the wood creating a texture, rhythm, intensity and movement within radiating or explosive circular shapes. His innovative work examines and suggests a new meaning to the raw material, playing with light and shadow and giving the viewer the opportunity to conjure up his own associations as to the subject matter.

Haberpointner has widely exhibited, at institutions such as the Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague; Gallery Accademia, Salzburg; Museum Würth, Germany; Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany; John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; Upper Austrian Provincial Museum, Linz; OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz. His work can be found in the collections of Museum Beelden aan Zee, Netherlands; Museum Wurth, Germany; Museum Liaunig, Germany; MUSA, Germany; Lentos Linz, Austria; Museum der Moderne Salzburg and the Upper Austrian Gallery.

Available artworks

Alfred Haberpointner, W-ALXB, 2019
Alfred Haberpointner, W-DBUS, 2019
Alfred Haberpointner, W-IZNT, 2019
Alfred Haberpointner, W-XONA, 2018