Guido Häfner was born in 1968 in Upper Franconia, Bavaria. His training as a precision mechanic was followed by studies at the Technical University of Munich. Häfner's sculptures reduce bodies and facial forms to essential elements. In doing so, the artist manages to depict eruptive elements of movement in a unique and everlasting way.
His "Archetypal Heads" create their own space within space through the perfect representation of three dimensions. This succeeds equally impressively both in enclosed spaces and in nature.
POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL & CORTEN STEEL
Häfner creates his sculptures, regardless of size (approx. 30 cm to several metres high) in two basic variants. Ground and polished stainless steel for indoor use, and corten steel for outdoor use, which, according to his own statement, allows the sculpture to "age gracefully".
WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
His sculptures are in numerous collections. These include the art collection of the German Bundestag, the Berlin Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage, the Goethe Institute in Taiwan, Abu Dhabi and Sweden, and the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. Furthermore, his works can be found in numerous public places.