An introduction to the Hauptcee Haupt 2023 art
I (Craig) had submitted art to a small Instagram
online/print art magazine and was accepted. Of course, I ordered
a print copy. The four images, Biography, and Artist statement all
looked good in the magazine's two-page spread. But ahh, there had
been a mishap.
My name was reversed and minus the L;
rather than being Craig L Haupt, I was now Haupt Craig!
While addressing this name snafu with humor to close
friends, comments ranged from theorizing that my new name sounded
like a German or Dutch Renaissance artist to progressively sillier
takes, finally culminating with my announcing I was now Haupt C.
-- or the final version -- Hauptcee Haupt.
With a new oil painting in the works, then why not
have a slight bit more fun and sign the finished painting Hauptcee.
That seemed like a simple progression.
Running parallel to this name game, I signed up for
a Solo Art exhibit to be held a year later. With this Hauptcee painting
in progress, then why not be 'Hauptcee' for a year and this next
long-range Body of work/series of paintings for the solo exhibit
could all be painted and signed by this fictitious Hauptcee Haupt.
It would now be Hauptcee Haupts Solo Art Exhibit.
Adding to the mix, I film, edit, and post a YouTube
video Art Stuff diary series built around all the art
projects I have been and currently involved in. So, I decided to
roll with this tongue-in-cheek charade, and I have introduced Hauptcee
Haupt as my 'fourth fictitious twin brother' into the video episodes.
Fourth as three previous fictitious twin brothers have
already been featured in earlier selected video episodes.
So, my next solo art show, November 2, 2023, will
feature eight to ten new oil paintings with the moniker of Hauptcee
Haupt. This artwork project will be the only paintings Hauptcee
Haupt will produce. After his year of fame as an artiste, he'll
return to his fictitious family in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and continue
working in his trade as a plumber and part time Librarian.
All this to make you aware of what this Hauptcee
Haupt page on the website, future YouTube videos, and social
media postings over the next year pertaining to Hauptcee Haupt
are all about.
Thanks for reading and future viewing as I post each
of Hauptcee Haupts paintings to this page as they are finished
over the course of this next year!