Filip Haag

‹Malerei und Zeichnung›

24.5. – 29.6.2019

Opening Thursday 23th May 2019 18-20h

Filip Haag, «ROSAPEL», 2017, Gesso auf Baumwolle, 100 x 200 cm
Filip Haag, «UMLAMUN», 2018, Oel auf Baumwolle, 100 x 200 cm
Filip Haag, «SABILIMI», 2017, Oel auf Baumwolle, 120 x 190 cm
Filip Haag, «MALUMAF», 2017, Oel auf Baumwolle, 100 x 60 cm
Filip Haag, «ALMOST», 2017, Oel auf Leinwand, 90 x 72 cm
Filip Haag, «OLUNGEN», 2017, Oel auf Baumwolle, 120 x 90 cm
Filip Haag, «o.T.», 2018, Tusche auf Karton, 14.7 x 27.2 cm
Filip Haag, «KLAMBINIEN», 2019, Tusche auf Karton, 25.3 x 107.8 cm
Filip Haag, «RESIOLA», 2017, Oel auf Leinwand, 90 x 72 cm
Filip Haag, «SIPANOL», 2019, Bleistift auf Karton, 20,3 x 100 cm
Filip Haag, «SALAMINIUM», 2019, Oel auf Baumwolle, 45 x 60 cm

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.

The artist never tries to depict human beings or anything that is representational, but rather his uncon-scious surroundings and his very own basis of existence. His works are always imaginary worlds whose intentions remain vague and open, open to each individual viewer’s interpretation while closed to any-one else’s. Filip Haag’s pictorial worlds visualise areas that go beyond the apparently visual.

Innumerable nuances of black form the basis of his colour scheme. They are degrees of blackness, how-ever, that do not represent darkness and decay, but contrast and counterbalance. Using black he does so in the same way as when painting with light. His artistic principle consists in accentuating certain shapes by outlining or overpainting them with partly luminous paint.

Filip Haag’s paintings often are born out of chaos, out of forlorn and unintentional scrawls as it were. They could be called the result of controlled chance, quasi creating themselves in the process of creation. The artist fills areas with paint – carefully applied or slapped on, often with his bare hands –, creating a form, a precise drawing out the apparent chaos. His works are thus continuous confrontations be-tween natural chaos and the order constructed out of this chaos.

In addition to the paintings on canvas, a mural painting is created in the exhibition. On Saturday, May 25th and June 1st, June 8th and 22nd, it will be reworked and there will be a chance to see the artist at work.

On Monday, May 27th at 18.30h there is a reading and a conversation in the gallery POETRY OF THE MOMENTS. Photos and texts by Filip Haag, presented in a conversation with Michael Krethlow and read by Michaela Wendt.

Archiv Bern/PROGR:
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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