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Jason Haufe Exhibiting at The Other Art Fair- Presented by Saatchi Art 1 – 4 June 2017 April 11 2017

A simultaneous debut will take place on the 1st of June at Brooklyn Expo Center when Jason Haufe exhibits recent collages at The Other Art Fair New York. It will be the first time that both Haufe and The Other Art Fair will make their appearance in New York.

Haufe was selected by a panel of art experts to be one of a hundred artists from over 750 that applied to The Other Art Fair. According to The Other Art Fair’s website, “Following sixteen successful editions across the UK and Australia, The Other Art Fair makes it's debut in the creative heart of Brooklyn on June 1-4 2017, presenting 100 talented emerging artists to an audience of art buyers and enthusiasts. Each artist has been handpicked by a Selection Committee of art experts, so visitors can add to their collection with the confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists. 

Celebrated for its unique visitor experience, The Other Art Fair’s inaugural US edition in New York will delight and inspire art lovers with a tightly curated and distinctive program of fair features, creating a platform for the 'unexpected'.”

Haufe will present a new body of work that both continues his use of photocopies to make collages yet uses colour in a way that signifies a distinct difference in expressive character from his predominately black and white work.

 Exhibition Details:

Exhibition: 1 – 4 June 2017

Location: Brooklyn Expo Center

Address: 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn NY 11222, United States

Web: http://nyc.theotherartfair.com/  

 

Contact Details:

Jason Haufe

PO Box 23140 Docklands VIC 8012 Australia

Telephone: +61 0403 969 574

Email: jasonhaufe@outlook.com

Web: www.jasonhaufe.com

 


Empathy - Some Large Abstract Paintings April 08 2017


Jason Haufe Exhibiting in Project 2017 at Gallery Elena Shchukina, London. 25 May – 3 June 2017 April 08 2017

Jason Haufe is pleased to announce that he has been selected to participate in a group exhibition of abstract art in London at Gallery Elena Shchukina titled Project 2017.  The theme of Project 2017, Change & Transformation is a perfect fit for the work of Jason Haufe whose work exhibits the aforementioned qualities in both the formal properties of the individual works, and more broadly the overall conceptual framework that governs his oeuvre.

Haufe will be exhibiting four collages which display how change is an inevitable result of his feedback loop method, which sees completed work scanned and photocopied, producing not just copies, but a variety of new material for future work. Every time a work is produced, it adds to the sum of material that can be fed back into the process.

Through this simple feedback process, change is an inevitable part of the work's development, disrupting stylistic refinement as exemplified by the modernist signature image. Within individual works the forms display shifts not just in directions but in tempo, the viewer’s eye forced to move at different speeds along the undulating form. Often an irregular form will be repeated many times in different works, getting lost amidst a multiplicity of forms and attaining a new character. The iconic structure presented appears to be in a state of flux between one form and another.    

Jason Haufe will be one of fourteen artists from five continents participating in Project 2017, and it will be the first time Haufe has exhibited work in the UK.

Exhibition: 25 May – 3 June 2017

Location: Gallery Elena Shchukina

Address: 10 Lees Place, Mayfair, London W1K 6LL, UK

Hours:

Monday – Friday 9:30 – 17:30

Saturdays by appointment

Web: www.galleryelenashchukina.com                     


Jason Haufe Solo Exhibition at Factory 49, Sydney. 4 - 13 May 2017. April 04 2017

A road or path followed, regardless of its dips or climbs up steep hills, followed around winding corners without knowing what surprises awaits, is a fitting metaphor for the work of Melbourne artist Jason Haufe. For although Haufe employs the same process with the same medium, if you follow the path longer enough, whether walking or by means of transportation, always in a forward direction, you will pass through different terrain and arrive at different places.

An example of this can be seen in Haufe’s first show of collages at Factory 49 in 2015. The works displayed a biomorphic linear quality, the density of the lines being open here or closed there, but always spreading across the picture plane in an all over formation. In this latest exhibition, Haufe without veering off his chosen course has produced collages which see the lines having been shrunk to form iconic structures on a white ground in ever more eccentric and daring combinations.

The evolution from one point to the next is arrived at by continuing Haufe’s method of copying and scanning old work and using that information to feed into future work. By this very process, unforeseen possibilities emerge, that the artist simply chooses from.

Automatism as a source for abstract art is enriched through the use of post-digital techniques. The process is followed not because of blind faith or an interest in process art, but because of the results that are produced.

And as long as the process allows for the discovery and challenge of new formal problems, like the road revealing new sights and experiences, it is a path the artist should continue to follow well beyond the horizon line.

Exhibition: 4 – 13 May 2017

Location: Factory 49

Address: 49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville, Sydney, Australia, NSW, 2204

Hours: Thursday to Saturday 2 – 6 pm

Email: factory49@optusnet.com.au

Web: www.factory49.blogspot.com

 


Referential: Open Studio and Exhibition  October 09 2016

 

Referential: Open Studio and Exhibition 

Date: Saturday, 19 November, 2016, 2pm - 9pm

Location: 

Institut Für Alles Mögliche, ( I-A-M), Zentrale,

Schererstrasse 11,

13347 Berlin-Wedding,

Germany


Organisation
Institut Für Alles Mögliche ( I-A-M)  (Institute for everything that could be possible / Institute for random stuff) 
Website: http://www.i-a-m.tk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/IAM.Pressestelle

This group exhibition is part of an open studios initiative at Zentrale I-A-M Berlin artist residency for Australian artists Fiona Halse and Jason Haufe. This one day exhibition will profile work created by Fiona Halse and Jason Haufe whilst in Berlin and work profiled at Berliner Liste.

Alongside an open studio of Fiona Halse and Jason Haufe, artists from Australia, Europe and New York will exhibit works that are connected to collage. This exhibition will explore the use of paper and found objects to construct space and tactile responses to materials assembled through formal principles. Accidents and found materials can be used as a referential point and can provide a touchstone and can instigate ideas for passages or direction. Collage as a medium and device to build space, create variation in form to enable and activate plasticity will be exhibited.

Artists - responding to collage as a device to create form:

Benjy Barnhart (Munich)

Peter Bonner ( New York)

Kathy Caraccio (New York)

Oliver Rivera-Drew (Berlin)

Fiona Halse (Australia)

Eleanor Hart (Australia)

Jason Haufe  ( Australia)

Theo Strasser (Australia) 

Artist - responding to collage in terms of its relationship to assemblage and responding directly to materials:

Stan Van Steendam (Brussels)

Artist – responding directly with materials and its application:

Panos Famelis (Greece)

More Information: Curator - Fiona Halse – fionahalse@gmail.com

(Above image: Jason Haufe, 2016, 12.2, 20cm x 27.5cm, Photocopy collage on canvas)


Residencies in Berlin, 2016 September 27 2016

Jason Haufe will be in residence at:

1/ FELLINI Gallery

1 October until 30 October 2016. 

http://www.fellinigallery.com/en/residency/

 

2/ Zentrale, I-A-M (Institut Für Alles Mögliche)

2 November until 30 November 2016

http://www.i-a-m.tk/zentrale-facts.html


Acknowledgements for Berliner Liste August 07 2016

Jason Haufe would like to acknowledge the following for their support of his participation in this years Berliner Liste:

UHU

Goethe-Institut Australien

                         


Jason Haufe now on Artspace July 23 2016

Jason Haufe is pleased to announce that his work has been selected for Artspace.com.

Link to Jason Haufe's work on Artspace.


Press Release: Jason Haufe Exhibiting at Berliner Liste 2016 July 23 2016

Jason Haufe Exhibiting at Berliner Liste 2016

15 – 18 September 2016

A busy 2016 for Australian artist Jason Haufe has just got busier. After two solo exhibitions, one in Paris the other in Melbourne, Haufe has been selected by a curatorial panel to present work in the Artist Section of the Berliner Liste 2016.

 Haufe will be exhibiting a small suite of work that continues the development of his collage, using photocopies as material. It is only fitting that a “...fair of discovery” such as Berliner Liste would select an artist such as Haufe. Haufe uses a combination of digital, machine and handmade processes, ensuring that discovery is the cornerstone of his artistic development.

Haufe’s method involve scanning and photocopying completed work, producing not just copies, but a variety of new material for future work. It is from this process that new developments cannot be planned a priori, but must be seized upon as they emerge. Often an irregular form will be repeated many times in different works, reaffirming its identity while denying its uniqueness. Other times, getting lost amidst a multiplicity of forms and attaining a new character.

Although the number of collages Haufe will display at Berlin’s oldest art fair will be modest, it will be more than enough for the 10,000 or so visitors to get a feel for the artist’s practice. 

Jason Haufe will be in attendance at the Berliner Liste 2016 throughout the duration of the fair.  

Exhibition Details:

Exhibition: 15 - 18 September 2016

Location: Kraftwerk Berlin

Address: Köpenicker Straße 70, 10179 Berlin, Germany               

Hours:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 1pm - 9pm

Sunday: 11am - 7pm

Web: www.berliner-liste.org                                        

 

Contact Details:

Jason Haufe

PO Box 23140 Docklands VIC 8012 Australia

Telephone: +61 0403 969 574

Email: jasonhaufe@outlook.com

Web: www.jasonhaufe.com

 

Jason Haufe acknowledges the support of UHU and Goethe-Institut Australien for the Berliner Liste 2016

 

 


Ausstellung von Jason Haufe bei der Berliner Liste 2016

 

July 02 2016

15 – 18 September 2016

Das Jahr 2016 ist für den australischen Künstler Jason Haufe bereits jetzt ein erfolgreiches Jahr, und es verspricht noch besser zu werden. Denn zusätzlich zu zwei Einzelausstellungen in Paris und Melbourne, wurde er dazu ausgewählt, seine Arbeit im Künstlerbereich der Berliner Liste zu präsentieren.

 Haufe stellt hier einen kleinen Teil seiner Kunst aus, die sich insbesondere auf die Fortführung seiner Collagen bezieht, für die er Fotokopien verwendet. Es ist nicht verwunderlich, dass für eine zeitgenössische Kunstmesse wie die Berliner Liste, die Wahl auf einen Künstler wie Haufe fällt.

Haufe arbeitet nicht nur von Hand, sondern auch mit digitalen und maschinellen Methoden. Diese Kombination stellt sicher, dass innerhalb seiner künstlerischen Entwicklung stets neue Erkenntnisse entstehen. Haufes Methode beinhaltet sowohl Scan- als auch Kopierarbeiten, wodurch er neben Kopien eine Vielzahl neuer Materialien für seine zukünftige Arbeit erhält. Durch diesen Prozess können seine neuen Entwicklungen zwar nicht von vornherein geplant, doch direkt nach der Entstehung als solche wahrgenommen werden. Auffällige Formen tauchen häufig in verschiedenen Arbeiten von Haufe auf. So wird zum einen die Identität der Formen bestätigt, als auch deren Einzigartigkeit verworfen. Oder andere Male bekommen diese inmitten der Formenvielfalt einen neuen Charakter.

Obwohl Haufe nicht alle Collagen ausstellen kann, werden die rund 10.000 Besucher von Berlins ältester Kunstmesse mit Sicherheit ein Gefühl für seine besondere Arbeit bekommen.

 Jason Haufe wird während der gesamten Dauer der Berliner Liste 2016 anwesend sein.

 Ausstellungsdetails:

Ausstellung: 15. – 18. September 2016

Ausstellungsort: Kraftwerk Berlin

Adresse: Köpenicker Straße 70, 10179 Berlin, Deutschland

Öffnungszeiten:

Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag: 13 – 21.00 Uhr

Sonntag: 11 – 19 Uhr

Web: www.berliner-liste.org

 Kontaktdetails:

Jason Haufe

PO Box 23140 Docklands VIC 8012 Australia

Telefon: +61 0403 969 574

E-Mail: jasonhaufe@outlook.com

Web: www.jasonhaufe.com


Press Release:Jason Haufe - Exhibition at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery May 15 2016

Press Release

Exhibition of recent collages by Jason Haufe

1 June – 18 June 2016

 An inverse insanity is practiced by collagist Jason Haufe, for if it’s insane, as popular adage would have it, to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result, then what else could it be called to do the same thing over and over again and actually attain a different result. For that’s what Haufe does. The same process, the same methods, yet in work after work and show after show, an undeniable development that can be traced back from Haufe’s first exhibition of collages in Melbourne at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery in 2014, through to shows in Sydney, Berlin, Paris and now Melbourne again.

The paper Haufe uses for collage are photocopies or blank photocopy paper. All the pieces are either photocopied from his previous collages, patterns or other found material, with some scanned and manipulated digitally on a computer and then printed and photocopied. Every time a work is produced, it adds to the sum of material that can be fed back into the process. This feedback process forces new directions and possibilities that the artist has to then choose from. Haufe’s work, in a short space of time, has gone from all-over compositions suggesting marks, to biomorphic lines, to iconic structures with strong overtones of a ‘machine aesthetic’. Many of the works in this exhibition fit somewhere in-between.

 Having invented a method, the process puts forward forms and combinations the artist would never have thought of, placing an emphasis on discovery, and enriching the possibilities of abstraction.

“They see poetry in what I have done. No. I apply my methods, and that is all there is to it.” Georges Seurat

Exhibition Details:

Exhibition: 1 - 18 June 2016

Location: Stephen McLaughlan Gallery

Address: Level 8 Room 16, 37 Swanston St Melbourne 3000

Phone: +61 0407 317 323

Email: stephen@stephenmclaughlangallery.com.au

Hours: Wednesday to Friday 1pm – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 5pm

Web: www.stephenmclaughlangallery.com.au                    

 

 


Video: Jason Haufe @ Factory49 Paris pop up February 18 2016

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Jason Haufe Solo Exhibition at Factory 49 Paris Pop Up, France November 15 2015

Press Release

Solo exhibition of photocopy collages by Jason Haufe at Factory 49 Paris Pop Up, Paris, France.

4 - 27 February 2016.

The tension between the digital and the handmade is resolved in the collages of Australian artist Jason Haufe. Although the works appearance is handmade, not one line or form has been hand drawn. The paper Haufe uses for collage are photocopies or blank photocopy paper. All the pieces are either photocopied from his previous collages, patterns or other found material, with some scanned and manipulated digitally on a computer and then printed and photocopied. Every time a work is produced, it adds to the sum of material that can be fed back into the process. The composition in most cases, reduced to an iconic structure on a white ground, is the formal solution to the overload of visual information at the artists’ disposal. The possibility of repetition, changes in scale, inversion, distortions and colour only add to the complexity of forms and possible directions. Having invented a method, the process puts forward forms and combinations the artist would never have thought of. Choices, not invention are then required by the artist. Here, a rigorous formalism goes hand in hand with an ease with uncertainty. By letting go, the artists’ possibilities open up.

This is Jason Haufe’s second solo exhibition in Europe and his first in Paris. Haufe will be in Paris throughout the duration of the show.

 

Exhibition Details:

Opening: 3 February 2016, 6 - 8pm

Exhibition: 4 - 27 February 2016

Location: Factory 49 Paris Pop Up

Address: 122 rue Amelot, Paris 75011 France

Hours: Thursday to Saturday 1 – 7 pm

Web: www.factory49.blogspot.com

 

 


Media Release for Temporary Gallery Berlin - solo exhibition March 08 2015

Address: Fritschestrasse 64, 10627 Berlin, Germany

Hours: Office (Zehlendorf): Monday-Tuesday: 13 -16 Gallery (Charlottenburg): Wednesday: 10 - 15 and 17 – 20;  Thursday: 10 - 15 ; Friday: 12 – 15 (and by appointment outside business hours)

Phone: +49 (0) 160 90 27 14 54

Email: info@temporary-gallery-berlin.com

Web: www.temporary-gallery-berlin.com

Gallery Director: Andrea Amelung

 

PRESS RELEASE

Solo exhibition of photocopy collages by Jason Haufe at Temporary Gallery Berlin. 15 April - 15 May 2015.

To exploit the potential of mechanical reproduction, and not give in to it, is the aim of Australian artist Jason Haufe. In spite of the works handmade appearance, not one line or form has been hand drawn. Haufe uses pieces of paper that were either photocopied from the source material directly, or manipulated digitally on a computer and then printed and photocopied. Using photocopies as the material for collage, Haufe is freed from the drudgery of mark making, unique or irregular forms can be repeated many times in new and different combinations. New directions in the work are embedded in the process, for Haufe also photocopies finished work, accumulating new information to feed back into the process. Not only are undulations and shifts in the line the result of an emphasis on discovery and decision making, but so to the direction the work takes. Here, a rigorous formalism goes hand in hand with an ease with uncertainty. Having hijacked the tools of mechanical reproduction, Haufe enriches the possibilities of abstraction. This is Jason Haufe's first solo exhibition at Temporary Gallery Berlin.

 

Exhibition Details 

Opening: 18 April 2015  Exhibition: 15 April - 15 May 2015 

Location: Temporary Gallery Berlin, Fritschestrasse 64, 10627, Berlin, Germany

Phone:+49 ( 0) 160 90 27 14 54

Email: info@temporary-gallery-berlin.com

Web: www.temporary-gallery-berlin.com

Hours: Wednesday: 10 - 15 and 17 – 20; Thursday: 10 - 15 ; Friday: 12 - 15

 

Media Contact: Andrea Amelung ,Director of Temporary Gallery Berlin;  p: +49 ( 0) 160 90 27 14 54; e: info@temporary-gallery-berlin.com

 

For release 9am,  EDT, 10 March 2105

 


Australian Arts Review Interview March 02 2015

Original interview: Australian Arts review - http://artsreview.com.au/on-the-couch-with-jason-haufe/

On the Couch with Jason Haufe

February 18, 2015 - On the Couch

Who is Jason Haufe? Melbourne based artist currently using photocopies to make collages.

What would you do differently to what you do now? Keep a diary of my dreams.

Who inspires you and why? Conlon Nancarrow (1912 – 1997), an American composer that composed music for the player piano. Nancarrow took advantage of a technology from the previous century, to make music as progressive as any in the twentieth century. The player piano allowed Nancarrow to express his vision without the restrictions of musicians and their human limitations.

What would you do to make a difference in the world? Introduce meditation into school curriculum.

Favourite holiday destination and why? Washington DC. A city which was planned and built to make a statement, considered at the time to be the new world, but actually steeped in the old. Besides, you can visit the National Gallery and see Leonardo Da Vinci’s Portrait of a Woman without a throng of tourists getting in the way.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why? I would take them to see the painting Yari Country by Rover Thomas at the NGV Federation Square. If they don’t like that painting, I question how much they actually like painting.

What are you currently reading? The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross. It’s a book about composers and their music in the twentieth century. The book also highlights the relationships that composers have with their colleagues, the public and political power.

What are you currently listening to? Electro-acoustic and tape music, predominately from the 1950’s and 60’s.

Happiness is? Not that important. Chasing happiness usually leads to the opposite. Having a purpose is more than enough.

What does the future hold for you? I will be exhibiting new work in a solo show at Factory 49 in Sydney in February and another solo show later in the year at Temporary Gallery Berlin. In May, I’ll also be exhibiting some old work in a works on paper show at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery Melbourne. More importantly, I intend to keep developing my work, growing and expanding the possibilities that the medium will allow.

Born in 1974 in Melbourne Australia, Jason Haufe has been committed to Abstraction and his professional arts practice for nineteen years. Since graduating with his Honours Degree in Fine Art at Monash University in 1995, he has delivered nineteen solo exhibitions and has explored Abstraction through painting, collages, sculpture and printmaking.

From 1996 to 2010, Jason explored various spatial and pictorial ideas within the limited means of geometric abstraction. He is an accomplished draughtsman and has been shortlisted for the National Drawing Dobell Prize at NSW Art Gallery (Sydney, Australia) in 2009, 2008 and 2005.

Jason has also been shortlisted for the Rick Amor Drawing Prize at The Ballarat Regional Art Gallery. Haufe has been recognised for his rigorous draughtsmanship by Academic and Historian Christopher Heathcote in his essay Journeys into Drawing in the Macmillion Art Publication Contemporary Australian Drawing #1.

Jason has been selected for major art prizes in Australia such as Fletcher Jones Art Prize (Geelong Art Gallery; 2008), Blake Prize (S.H. Ervin Gallery; 2001), Fleming Muntz Albury Art Prize (Albury Regional Art Gallery; 2005). He is represented in Melbourne by Stephen McLaughlan Gallery and has exhibited at Factory 49 (Sydney), Westspace (Melbourne) and various other artist-run spaces, and has been collected by Art Bank, Chisholm Institute and Monash University.

More recently Jason has been exploring the process of feedback loops to generate new directions in his collages. This is his third solo exhibition at Factory 49 and his first comprising collages. The exhibition runs 19 – 28 February 2015. For more information, visit: www.factory49.blogspot.com or www.jasonhaufe.com for details.

Image: Jason Haufe

 


> Solo exhibition of photocopy collages by Jason Haufe at Factory 49, Sydney, Australia, 18 - 28 February 2015 October 25 2014


Paradoxically, technology is both affirmed and denied in the collages of Melbourne based artist Jason Haufe. In spite of the works handmade appearance, not one line or form has been hand drawn. 


Haufe uses pieces of paper that were either photocopied from the source material directly, or manipulated digitally on a computer and then printed and photocopied. Much of the source material comes from patterns on the back of pay slips or from the inside of envelopes, photocopied on different scales and then distorted beyond recognition.

These patterns form the basis for the discovery of new visual connections. While collage may be the medium, it is this process that allows the work to function as drawing. Freed from the drudgery of mark making, unique or irregular forms can be repeated many times in new and different combinations.

Undulations and shifts in the line are the result of an emphasis on discovery and decision making, not hand gestures or preconceived ideas. Having exploited the machine in pragmatic fashion, Haufe betrays no love or faith in technology.     

This is Jason Haufe’s third solo exhibition at Factory 49 and his first comprising collages.

Show details: 

  • Opening: 18 February 2015, 6-8pm
  • Exhibition: 19 - 28 February 2015
  • Location: Factory 49
  • Address: 49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville, Sydney, Australia, NSW, 2204
  • Hours: Thursday to Saturday 1-6 pm
  • Email: factory49@optusnet.com.au
  • Web: www.factory49.blogspot.com

Media queries

  • Jason Haufe
  • M: (+ 61) 0450 093 031
  • E: jasonhaufe@jasonhaufe.com
  • W: www.jasonhaufe.com

> Contemporary Australian Drawing #1 October 01 2014

Jason's work was recently cited by Australian academic and historian, Christopher Heathcote, in his essay ‘Journeys into Drawing’ for the publication, ‘Contemporary Australian Drawing #1’.  

For more details, please visit Australian Art Books.