Born in 1974 in Melbourne Australia, Jason Haufe has been committed to his art practice focussing on abstraction, for twenty years. Since graduating with his Honors Degree in Fine Art at Monash University in 1995, Haufe has delivered over twenty solo exhibitions and has explored abstraction through painting, collages, sculpture and printmaking.
Haufe is an accomplished draughtsman and has been selected for important art prizes, including the prestigious National Drawing Dobell Prize at NSW Art Gallery (Sydney, Australia) in 2009, 2008 and 2005. He has also been shortlisted for the Rick Amor Drawing Prize at The Ballarat Regional Art Gallery. His work has gained considerable critical attention, most notably by Christopher Heathcote with the essay 'Journeys into Drawing', published in Contemporary Australian Drawing.
Haufe exploration of spatial and pictoral ideas within the limited means of abstraction was lauded by Sydney Morning Herald art critic Michael Fitzgerald, writing that "there is a satisfyingly cerebral play between soft and hard shapes in these abstract works by the Melbourne-based Jason Haufe, who is inspired as much by Howard Arkley as Piet Mondrian in his elegant interlocking grids of tense, spray-painted colour.”
Haufe's recent work, exhibited in PROJECT 2017, explores the process of feedback loops to generate new directions in his collages. These are created by using a combination of digital, mechanical and analogue process, transforming seemingly mundane materials into new pictorial inventions.
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