Pierre Haubensak

1935 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Pierre Haubensak is an established artist, who originates from Switzerland, like other famous artists such as Wilhelm Ludwig Lehmann, Roman Signer, Gabriel Mazenauer, Marcel Bernet, and Kathrin Kunz. Pierre Haubensak was born in 1935.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Pierre Haubensak is represented by Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich, Switzerland. Pierre Haubensak most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich with the exhibition Hide-and-Seek. The exhibition was open from 25 October 2019 until 29 November 2019. Pierre Haubensak's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Diffusion, which took place at Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich, Switzerland (12 March 2018 - 12 May 2018).

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most important Swiss contribution to the history of Modernism was the establishment of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its founding members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly metamorphosed into an prominent centre of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a shelter from political instability elsewhere in Europe. Prior to that, Switzerland had originated some quirky and extraordinary artists in the Post-Impressionist span of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another key movement that can be connected to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier may have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first autonomous projects were executed in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for affluent local clients. Important Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Pierre Haubensak

Pierre Haubensak was born in 1935 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Pierre Haubensak

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