Profile

Cobus Haupt obtained his B Tech. in Fine Arts at the Pretoria Technikon, in 1998.

Haupt is best known for his bronze sculptures. Haupt’s signature feature of his work is the flawed bumps and unresolved imperfections left intentionally to highlight the casting process. This trait gives equal importance to the method and medium as it does to the human figure portrayed. He  was the winner of the Kempton Park/Tembisa Metropolitan Fine Arts Competition 30 June 2001. He was the runner-up in the 1999 PPC Sculpture Competition and won first prize in 2001 in the Technical Category.

He has exhibited extensively across South Africa, and is widely collected by both private and corporate individuals. He has been commissioned by the National Heritage Monument Project to complete a public sculpture of Walter Rabusana which currently resides at Fountains Valley, Pretoria. He was also commissioned to create a sculpture of J.T Gumede which is currently on view in Pietermaritzburg.

Selected Exhibitions

Mapping Space

InToto Gallery

Johannesburg

Nov – Des, 2016

In Transit

Art Lovers 1932

Pretoria

Aug, 2016

Manifesto

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Nov, 2015

Mirror

Fried Contemporary

Pretoria

Oct – Nov, 2015

Portfolio

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Sept, 2015

Turbine Art Fair

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

 Jul, 2015

Drawing

Fried Contemporary

Pretoria

May – Jun, 2015

Vintage

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

May, 2015

Local/Locale

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Mar, 2015

Winter Sculpture Fair

Nirox Sculpture Park

Krugersdorp

Sept, 2014

Anthology

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Nov – Des, 2014

Anthology

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Nov – Des, 2014

Repertoire

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

May, 2014

Turbine Art Fair

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

May – Jun, 2014

Vista

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Mar, 2014

Vignette

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Nov, 2013

Monage

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Sept, 2013

Site

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Jul, 2013

PPC Cement Exhibition

PPC Cement

Grahamstown

Jul, 2013

Getting There

Kievits Kroon Country Estate

Pretoria

Jun, 2013

Dialogue

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

May, 2013

Interface

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Mar, 2013

Fusion

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Nov, 2012

Episode

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Sep, 2012

Chronicle

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Jul, 2012

PPC Exhibition

PPC

Grahamstown

Jul, 2012

Group Exhibition

Transformation Gallery

Johannesburg

Jul, 2012

Mix

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

May, 2012

Solo Exhibition

Brundyn +

Cape Town

Oct, 2011

Group Exhibition

UJ Art Gallery

Johannesburg

May – Jun, 2011

Nuance

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Nov, 2010

Source

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Sep, 2010

Decade

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Jul, 2010

Flow

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Jun, 2010

Nudge

Artspace Gallery

Johannesburg

May – Jun, 2010

FNB Joburg Art Fair

IArt Gallery

Johannesburg

Nov, 2010

Here and There

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Mar, 2010

Tacticality: Denial and Desire (Solo)

IArt Gallery

Cape Town

Nov – Des, 2009

An exhibition inspired by poster theft

IArt Gallery

Cape Town

Oct, 2009

Solo Exhibition

Carol Lee Fine Art

Johannesburg

Jun, 2009

Map South Africa :
Solo Exhibition

Harrie’s Pancakes

Pretoria

Des, 2006

Collection: By Sarel Petrus, Dylan Graham and Cobus Haupt

Artspace Gallery

Johannesburg

Jul, 2006