Alfred Haberpointner

Salzburg-born sculptor Alfred Haberpointner creates wooden sculptures that oscillate between an abstract, geometric form and a figurative image. With his work series spanning over the last two decades, Haberpointner proves how he has innovatively dealt with wooden materials and freed himself from the roots of craft-based, naturalistic wooden sculpture. In his "chopped images," he gives the wooden material an intense presence through systematic, rhythmic sections, which emerge through close observation and exploration of the textured surfaces and result in a dance between light and shadow. He is concerned with form in his works, particularly in the treatment of wood in all possible nuances and shadings. In each of his artworks, one can see the traces of the work process: Haberpointner subjects his reliefs and sculptures to a powerful, mechanical work process that leaves traces on the works. Through beating, chopping, and burning, textures emerge that give the works a relief-like surface, which lacks any mathematical precision and exudes a special aura. Alfred Haberpointner is represented in major art collections, such as the Würth Collection.

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1966

Born in Ebenau, Salzburg, Austria

1980 - 1984

College for Sculpture in Hallein, Austria

1985 - 1991

University for Design Linz, Austria

1990

Advancement Award of University for Design Linz, Austria

1992

Travels to Italy on a regular basis

1993

Travels to Cologne on a regular basis

1995

Work Scholarship granted by the region of Salzburg in Paris, France

1997

Theodor-Körner-Prize promoting science and arts, Work Scholarship granted by the region of Salzburg

1998

Austrian Work Scholarship by the Austrian federal ministry in New York, USA

2000

Work Scholarship granted by the region of Salzburg in New York, USA

2001

Promotion Award of the Province of Upper Austria

lives and works in Leonding (Linz) and Ebenau, Austria

2018

The Liaunig Collection on the Move, Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus, Austria
Masters Unveiled, Opera Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland 
The Monaco Masters Show, Monaco, France
Maria Schneider, Alfred Haberpointner, Hirmer Publishing Company, Munich, Germany

2017

Blickachsen 11, Bad Homburg
The Monaco masters show, Opera Gallery, Monaco, France
Opposit attracts - Alfred Haberpointner, Opera Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2013

AEIOU - Austrian Aspects in the Würth Collection, Museum Würth, Künzelsau 
Alfred Haberpointner, Renate Bender Gallery, Munich

2012

"Der Haken der Bildhauerei", Gerhard Marcks House - Upper Austrian Provincial Gallery Linz / Wienand Verlag

2010

„Köpfe/Heads – Sculptures and Drawings“, Museum Beelden aan Zee (Hrsg.), Text: Dick van Broekhuizen, Ausst. Kat. Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag

2004

„Konkrete Verwandlungen“, Text: Carl Aigner, Exh. Cat. Museum Würth Künzelsau, Swiridoff Publishing Company, Karlsruhe

2002

„Arsenal der Köpfe“, Text: Dieter Ronte, Exh. Cat. Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage Cologne

1999

„Bilder und Skulpturen“, Text: Peter Weiermaier, Exh. Cat. Gallery Reckermann Köln, Gallery Chobot Vienna, Gallery Academia Salzburg

1996

„Bilder und Skulpturen“, Text: Margit Zuckriegl, Hanne Weskott, Lucien Kayer, Exh. Cat. Art Society Kärnten Klagenfurt, Gallery Academia Salzburg

1994

„Bilder und Skulpturen“, Text: Christiane Vielhaber, Exh. Cat. Gallery Reckermann Köln, Gallery Academia Salzburg, Köln

1992

„Skulpturen“, Text: Peter Baum, self-published

2021

Gallery Kovacek-Zetter, Vienna
Gallery Renate Bender, Munich
Salzburg Museum, Salzburg
Gallery Mario Mauroner, Salzburg

2019

Opera Gallery, Miami, USA
Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld, Austria
Opera Gallery, Genf, Switzerland

2018

Gallery Scheffel, Bad Homburg
Gallery 422, Gmunden, Austria

2017

Gallery Schmidt, Reith/Tirol, Austria
Opera Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris, France
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria

2016

Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
Espacio Micus, Ibiza, Spain

2015

Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris, France
Gallery Quintessens, Utrecht, Netherlands
Gallery Chobot, Vienna, Austria
Galerie im Feuerwerk, Fügen, Austria

2014

„Reliefs“, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
Gallery 422, Gmunden, Austria
GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg

2013

Gallery Chobot, Vienna, Austria
Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld, Austria

2012

„Der Haken der Bildhauerei“, Oberösterreichische Gallery, Linz, Austria
„Textur – Struktur – Raum“, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

2011

Galerie C-Art, Dornbirn, Austria
„Köpfe / Heads, Sculptures and Drawings“, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Netherlands
„Der Haken der Bildhauerei“, Gerhard Marcks Haus, Bremen

2010

MAM Galerie Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
Gallery Chobot, Vienna, Austria
„Alfred Haberpointner im Zisterzienserstift Wilhering“, Schloss Wilhering, Linz, Austria

2008

„Alfred Haberpointner – Træsformationer“, Würth
Kulturforum, Kolding, Denmark
Gallery Schmidt, Reith/Tirol, Austria
Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld, Austria

2020

"AEIOU" Austrian Art from the Würth Collection, Gallery Würth, Hagan, Norway
"Highlights aus der Galerie 422", Gmunden
Gallery Kovacek - Zetter, Vienna
"Weitblick - Reinhold Würth und seine Kunst", Museum Würth 2, Künzelsau
"Light after Darkness", Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg
"Abstraktion", Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris
"Bilder und Skulpturen", Galerie Kovacek und Zetter, Vienna
"Objekte der Kunst", Galerie am Lindenplatz, Vaduz, (LIE) 
"For Beiruth with Love", Opera Galerie, Beiruth, Libanon

2019

"Illuminations of ideas", Galerie VON UND VON 
"Blue", Gallery Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna 
"NATURE(S) A FLEUR DE PINCEAU", Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris 
"The MONACO MASTERS SHOW, Opera gallery, Monaco 
"Die Farbe BLAU" Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg 
"Like Home" Die Sammlung Frohnberg, Stadtgalerie Salzburg
"Die Spitze des Eisbergs", Museum der Moderne Salzburg
"BLACK and BLUE, Fougaro Art Center, Nafpilon, Greece

2018

BRAFA, Brussels, Belgium
„Wood“, Galerie Frey, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Gölles, Austria
„Winterreigen“, Gallery Schmidt, Reith/Tirol, Austria
Art Karlsruhe
„A.E.I.O.U. – L'arte austriaca nella Collezione Würth“, L'Art Forum Würth, Capena, Italy

2017

„11 in 4“, GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg
„Blickachsen 11“, Bad Homburg
Schloss Ebenau – Gallery Walker, Klagenfurt, Austria
Art Karlsruhe, GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg
Art Austria
„The Monaco Masters Show“, Opera Gallery, Monaco 
„AEIOU – Österreichische Kunst in der Sammlung Würth“, Würth Art Forum, Capena, Italy
„Ein Original von ...“, Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld, Austria
„Malerei und Skulptur“, Gallery Scheffel, Bad Homburg
„Wood“, Gallery Frey, Vienna, Austria
„Winterreigen“, Gallery Schmidt, Reith/Tirol, Austria

2016

Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld, Austria
„100 Köpfe“, Die Galerie, Frankfurt
Art Paris, Art Karlsruhe, Art Austria, Art Miami, Vienna Art Contemporary, ART.FAIR Cologne, Art Elysée Paris

2015

„Waldeslust“, Forum Würth, Rorschach, Switzerland
Galerie Goldener Engel, Hall, Austria
„Parcours D’Art“, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
„Andante Giocoso“, MAM Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
„Improvisation et Abstraction“, Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris, France

2014

„The physicality and the spiritual“, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
„Bildwelten der Reduktion“, Kunstraum RLB, Innsbruck, Austria
„Faszination Farbe“, Kunsthaus Fürstenfeldbruck
„L’Art en bleu“, Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris, France

2013

„Schöpferische Dichte“, Art Room Würth, Böheimkirchen, Austria
„AEIOU – Österreichische Aspekte in der Sammlung Würth“, Museum Würth, Künzelsau
Gallery Renate Bender, Munich

2012

„Constructed”, Stadtgalerie Salzburg, Austria
„Realität und Abstraktion II”, Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus, Austria
„Waldeslust“, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall
„Primavera“, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
„Das Kreuz in der Bildhauerei”, Dom Museum Vienna, Austria
„Winterreigen”, Gallery Schmidt, Tirol, Austria

2011

Gallery Schmidt, Reith/Tirol, Austria
„Realität und Abstraktion“, Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus, Austria
„Ich trau meinen Augen nicht“, Karikaturmuseum, Krems, Austria
„Great“, MAM Galerie Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
„Blickachsen 8“, Bad Homburg

2010

„Surface – Oberfläche als Prinzip“, Landesgalerie Oberösterreich, Linz, Austria
„You never know what will happen next“, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
„Dreams“, MAM Galerie Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
„Raum Körper Einsatz“, MUSA, Vienna, Austria
„Crossover“, WELTI modern art, Zurich, Switzerland

2009

„Hauptsache Köpfe“, Gallery Reckermann, Cologne
„One night stand“, Oberösterreichische Landesgalerie, Linz, Austria

2008

„Schaurausch“, OK-Centrum for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
„35th anniversary exhibition“, MAM Galerie Mario Maurer Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria

2007

„Malerei und Skulptur. Horst Thürheimer und Alfred Haberpointner“, State Gallery, Rosenheim

Innovative approach to wood & metal
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