Filip Haag





HAWAGEN - Hast du was genommen, 2016, Bleistift auf Papier, 70 x 50 cm
KOHMON, 2016, Eitempera auf Papier, 76.5 x 58 cm
EFILEF, 2016, Tusche auf Papier, 75 x 57 cm

The new work of Filip Haag are an eye catcher and produce association premises. They can appear disparately - and enlighten near related perception fields.

The perception is an important part of Filip Haags art reception. The drawings, paintings and the plastics leave the viewer enough clearance for own interpretations, although they have an unusual precise appearance. Color, surface and materiality are crucial, the medium can diversify. In the development progress of an artwork the starting point is not clear at the beginning, the artist let the journey of the work open for some time. In general his curiosity guides Filip Haag, he sees himself as an explorer. His work oscillates between chaos and order.

In his third solo exhibition at the gallery Bernhard Bischoff & Partner the artist will show new bronze sculptures, drawings with many details and tabloid paper paintings on carton. He was last year for six month with a scholarship from Bern in New York City and engaged the theme "bronze". The series of bronze arose by experimenting with wax. Under the Brooklyn Bridge and in Williamsburg, Filip Haag poured hot, liquid wax in the cold East River. The solidified wax structures were casted in bronze by a art foundry. The small-scale sculptures developed a black patina and will be presented in a loose group. Due to the dark color the amorphous, monochrome sculptures appear immaterial. Only after a near distance the different surface strucutres that the water stream drew into the wax can be seen in the bronze.

Fine drawings and paintings complete the sculptures. As a stew (daily task), Filip Haag was drawing in the work MANAMAHAN daily on a paper roll in the size 450 x 50 centimeter. Short dashed lines are covering the paper. Although it isn't a representational drawing, it associates to landscape or layers. The shape is done by a growth and layer processes.

"Splatter Drawing" is another work: The wall drawing consists of collected bronze splashes, which can be developed as remains in the process of pour bronze. It's developped by the artist without a stringent concept. The single splashes are parts of a growing shape, which isn't finally barely representational but can be recognizable as a face.

In addition, Haag shows small paintings in ink and oil on cardboard in abstraction gray and color scales. They remind of natural neckline and relates to a single body of work in the exhibition.

During his stay in New York, Filip Haag developed a photographic seeing. For a long time he was strolling in the city and was exploring the visibility with his camera. The photos served as a tag for a blog entry, which adds the artistic work with views from reality. The blog operates as work in progress and can be looked in printed form in the gallery. The perception fields find also here a common language.

Archiv Bern/PROGR:
Dong / Steinemann 2020
Christian Indermühle 2020
Peter Wüthrich - Literary Ghost 2020
Dominik Stauch - Painkillers 2019
Xerxes Ach - Secret Colors 2019
Peter Soriano Snowmelt 2019
Elsbeth Böniger - Prozesse 2004-2019
Filip Haag - Malerei und Zeichnung 2019
Pascal Danz - Works on Paper 2019
Bodo Korsig - Escape from Memory 2019
Kotscha Reist - Comptoire de Mystic 2019
Martin Kasper
Reto Camenisch 2018
Christian Denzler 2018
Martin Kasper - Im Wechsel 2018
Martin Kasper
Matchpoint 2018
Andrea Heller / Dominik Stauch 2018
Porter à l'envers 2018
Alfred Hofkunst 2018
Silvia Gertsch - Captured 2018
Winter Story 2017
Böniger / Indermühle 2017
Sereina Steinemann 2017
Xerxes Ach - inside outside 2017
Christian Indermühle - Glarea 2017
Peter Wüthrich 2017
Samuel Blaser - Skip the Pit Stop 2017
Filip Haag - Ins Auge 2017
Kotscha Reist - Painting As Usual 2017
Pascal Danz - Vor der Reise 2016
Laurent Schmid 2016
Freyschmidt/Merkisch/à Wengen 2016
Aquaréelles 2016
Com&Com - New works 2016
Reto Leibundgut - Clementine 2016
Erich Weiss feat. Otto Tschumi 2016
Dominik Stauch 2015
Christian Denzler - Neue Arbeiten 2015
Bodo Korsig - No regrets 2015
Filip Haag - Abrakadie & mehr 2015
Kotscha Reist 2015
Samuel Blaser 2015
Pascal Danz 2015
Elsbeth Böniger - Structures 2015
Catching Moments 2014
Now and Here 2014
(Hi)stories 2014
Summerproject 14
Com&Com - Sky 2014
Katia Bourdarel 2014
Otto Tschumi - Variationen 2014
Lorenz Spring - Spring im Winter 2014
En-lighted 2013
Reto Leibundgut 2013
Patterns 2013
Filip Haag - Oder nach Absprache 2013
Mit dem Körper sehen 2013
Samuel Blaser - Diptycha 2013
Originally Bern 2013
Zwischenspiel: PROGR In-House 2013
Kotscha Reist - Old Ideas 2013
Pascal Danz 2013
Dominik Stauch - Rhinestones 2012
Tiefen Wirkungen 2012
Summerproject 2012
On paper 2012
Com&Com - Clouds 2012
Arno Nollen 2012
Locking glass 2012
Raffaela Chiara - Transformer Kit 2012
X Years 2011
Dominik Stauch - Breathless 2011
Marius Lüscher 2011
Reto Leibundgut - Flora 2011
Kotscha Reist - Painting Life 2011
Microcosmes 2011
Elsbeth Böniger 2011
Laurent Schmid - Rope Tricks 2010
Reto Camenisch 2010
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