Jan Haubelt

Jan Haubelt was born in 1977, he is a founding member of the Ládví group. He studied Sculpture at the Academy of Art, Architecture, and Design in Prague and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He participated in study and residency programs in Athens in 2005 and in London in 2010. Czech artist Jan Haubelt investigates identity and illusion in his work, and is interested in shifts in both mental and sensual reality. He builds site-specific installations that are often formally tied to an environment, relying on photographic documentation to share the work. Haubelt plays with the relationship between three-dimensional objects and their photographic reproductions, focusing on illusions in perception. He creates mechanically manipulated pictures, or visual puzzles, that function on the principles of a scenography.