cobus haupt (b 1976)

 

 

 Haupt (b 1976) studied sculpture at the Tshwane University of Technology (formerly the Pretoria Technikon) completing his B Tech in Fine Arts in 1998. In 2001 he won first prize for his cement male figure, Untitled, in the PPC Sculpture Competition. He is best known for his figurative bronze sculptures.

“Haupt’s signature feature of his work is the flawed bumps and unresolved imperfections left intentionally to highlight the casting process. This trait gives equal importance to the method and medium as it does to the human figure portrayed.” Johan Thom

He was the winner of the Kempton Park/Tembisa Metropolitan Fine Arts Competition 30 June 2001. He was the runner-up in the 1999 PPC Sculpture Competition and won first prize in 2001 in the Technical Category. He has exhibited extensively across South Africa, and is widely collected by both private and corporate individuals. He has been commissioned by the National Heritage Monument Project to complete a public sculpture of Walter Rabusana which currently resides at Fountains Valley, Pretoria. He was also commissioned to create a sculpture of J.T Gumede which is currently on view in Pietermaritzburg.

 

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9-17 Nov Manifesto, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg

24 Oct – 28 Nov Mirror, Dylan Graham and Cobus Haupt, Fried Contemporary Art Gallery, Brooklyn, Pretoria

12 – 20 Sept Portfolio, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg

17 – 19 Jul Turbine Art Fair, Carol Lee Fine Art

30 May – 27 Jun Drawing, Fried Contemporary Gallery, Brooklyn, Pretoria

9-17 May Vintage, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg

7-15 Mar Local/ Locale, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg

 

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Sep Winter Sculpture Fair 2014, Nirox Sculpture Park, Cradle of Humankind, Krugersdorp

10 – 22 Oct Group exhibition, Cherie de Villiers Art Gallery, Sandton, Johannesburg

29 Nov- 7 Dec Anthology, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg

17-25 May Repertoire, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg

Mar – Jun Turbine Art Fair, Carol Lee Fine Art

17-25 May Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg

9-22 Sep Art Survey, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg

 

1-9 Mar Vista, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg

 

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9-17 Nov Vignette, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

14-22 Sep Monage, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

20-28 Jul Site, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

7 Jul PPC Cement, 21 Year Celebration Exhibition & Auction, Grahamstown

9 – 23 Jun Getting There, Kievits Kroon Country Estate, curated by Platform on 18th and Front Room Art

18-26 May Dialogue, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

2-10 Mar Interface, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

 

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10-18 Nov Fusion, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

15-23 Sep Episode, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

21-29 Jul Chronicle, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

7 Jul PPC 21 Year Celebration exhibition and auction, Grahamstown National Art Festival

28 Jun – 11 Jul Group exhibition, Transformation Gallery

12-29 May Mix, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

 

 

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05 – 26 Oct New Work (Solo), Brundyn +, Cape Town

11 May – 15 Jun Group exhibition, MAP South Africa in Association with UJ Art Gallery

 

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6-14 Nov Nuance, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

11-19 Sep Source, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

17-15 Jul Decade, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo Johannesburg

5-13 Jun Flow, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

30 May – 26 Jun Nudge, Artspace Gallery, Johannesburg

26-28 Mar FNB Joburg Art Fair, Iart Gallery, Johannesburg

6-24 Mar Here and There, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, Johannesburg

 

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11 Nov – 9 Dec Tactility: Denial and Desire (Solo), IArt Gallery, Cape Town

2 – 17 Oct An exhibition expired by poster theft, IArt Gallery, Cape Town

13-21 Jun New Work (Solo), Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs Bamboo, 2009

 

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2 – 29 Jul Collection: By Sarel Petrus, Dylan Graham and Cobus Haupt, Artspace Gallery, Johannesburg,

 

2005

6 Dec MAP SOUTH AFRICA (SOLO) exhibition at Harrie’s Pancakes, Pretoria

Article on exhibition: ‘Mirror’ written by Prof I.E. Stevens, TUT, 2015. Click here to read the full article.

Pdf booklet on Haupt’s exhibition held by MAP South Africa (Modern Art Projects South Africa). Click here to view the Pdf.