Artist Information


Hans Withoos

reality is nothing but your imagination:

Hans Withoos is fascinated by beauty in all its aspects: the beauty of drama, of the body and of light, as well as the beauty of suffering. The photography of Hans Withoos is set in a world of abundance and artifice, suggesting a certain decadence. It is a world that is both alien and familiar. The figures that crowd his images become archetypes, leaving the viewer with a sense of alienation. His work is multi-layered, with carefully staged images and an idiosyncratic aesthetic. The images sometimes evoke emotions such as suffering, sensuality and oppressiveness; at other times they are deliberately devoid of any emotion at all.

Hans Withoos

reality is nothing but your imagination:

Hans Withoos is gefascineerd door schoonheid in al haar aspecten: de schoonheid van het drama, van het lichaam en het licht, en de schoonheid van het lijden. De fotografie van Hans Withoos speelt zich af in een wereld van overvloed en gekunsteldheid, die hinten naar decadentie. Het is een wereld die tegelijkertijd vreemd en vertrouwd is. De figuren in zijn beelden worden archetypes, die de toeschouwer een gevoel van vervreemding geven. Zijn werk is gelaagd, met zorgvuldig in scène gezette beelden en een idiosyncratische esthetiek. Sommige beelden roepen emoties op, zoals lijden, sensualiteit en beklemming; andere zijn dan weer ontdaan van elke emotie.

Exhibitions :

2021

16 jan-16 mei
Solo ‘Withoos meets Withoos’, The People; Museum Flehite Amersfoort, i.s.m Matthias Withoos 17th century painter

2020
Solo ‘Aan tafel met’ Landgoed Oogenlust
ism Galerie Hans Persoon, Eersel dinner and reading may 17th 2020
Group about photography Zerp Galerie Rotterdam
Solo ‘Withoos suite’ Think Jazzy Antwerp Belgium (jan-dec_2020)
Artfair Photo London; Scope Miami; Art Miami Beach by The DAM project Miami
Artfairs Art Breda by Gallery Sille Select
Art Fair PAN Amsterdam , Rotterdam Art week i.s.m. Zerp Galerie

2019
Solo Hans Withoos Galerie Pfundt Berlin
Solo “Withoos suite Think Jazzy Antwerp Belgium
Group Jean Gallery i.s.m. Think Jazzy Antwerpen Belgie
Group summerexpo Think Jazzy Antwerpen Belgie
Group ‘Summerexpo Delftware’ Galery Sille Oudewater,
Group The DAM project Miami
Le-compose-le-raffine-rencontre-le-sauvage-exhibition
Group Habitus Galerie Sille Oudewater
Group ‘Voor Jillis’ Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Group ‘Look at me’ Art Zaanstad
Group De Salon Zerp Galerie Rotterdam
Artfairs PAN Amsterdam Zerp Galerie Rotterdam
Artfairs Art Karlsruhe; Kunstrai by Eduard Planting Art Gallery Amsterdam
Artfairs Scope Miami by The DAM project Miami
Artfairs Art Den Haag by Gallery Sille Select
Artfairs AAF Brussels, AAF New York, AAF London, AAF Hamburg, AAF Stockholm, AAF Hampstead, AAF Hong Kong AAF Amsterdam by Ronen Art Gallery
Price ‘ICE FLOWERS’ third price’ International Colour Awards Los Angeles ‘Still life’ Honor of Distinction
Book Withoos meets Withoos 3rd
Project tour South Africa Orange Babies

2018
Solo ‘Withoos meets Withoos’, including original works by Matthias Withoos, Westfries Museum Hoorn
Solo Gallery Think Jazzy Antwerpen, October-November
Solo Scope Miami USA
Group ‘Proef de Kunst’, Art Zaanstad
Group ‘December Beauties’, Anita Neve Gallery
Group DAM project Miami USA
Book ‘Withoos meets Withoos
Price ‘SQUID’ first price International Colour Awards Los Angeles ‘Food’
Art fairs AAF Brussels, AAF New York, AAF London, AAF Hamburg, AAF Stockholm, AAF Hampstead, AAF Hong Kong
Art fairs Art Breda, PAN Amsterdam by Eduard Planting Art Gallery

2017
Art fairs Rotterdam Contemporary, Forreal Amsterdam, PAN by Eduard Planting
Amsterdam, Art Amsterdam RAI by Eduard Planting Art Gallery
Art fairs AAF Brussels, AAF New York, AAF London, AAF Hamburg, AAF Stockholm, AAF Hampstead, AAF Hong Kong
Solo SCOPE Miami by Rhonen Art Gallery
Solo ‘Photographic paintings’, Eduard Planting Amsterdam
Book Hans Withoos, Photographic Paintings; Narratives of Obstinate Beauty

2016
Art fairs AAF Brussels, AAF Miami, AAF New York,AAF Hong Kong, AAF Stockholm, AAF Hamburg by Ronen art Gallery
Art fairs Art Amsterdam, PAN Amsterdam by Eduard Planting Art Gallery
Group ‘Staging and Revelation’, IV AFK Gallery Lisbon
Group ‘L’Homme Nu’, Galerie Pierre Alain Challier
Group FAT Art & Fashion week Toronto Canada (Muses of Klimt)
Solo ‘My name is Blessin’g, DoeMUSEUM Veendam
Solo ‘Withoos – Withoos still lifes ,’Eduard Planting Galery Amsterdam
Solo ‘Proud People’, NL=US Rotterdam
Prize 2nd prize International Colour Awards ‘Children of the World‘
Project ‘Withoos and Withoos , dramatic still lifes, Hans Withoos and his great great grandfather Matthias Withoos’
Project Art project for Rabobank Sampath Foundation, Sri Lanka in collaboration with Dieudionne Bouwman (styling)
Project ‘Heidedansers, The Male Body’, Roosendaalse Heide in collaboration with Introdans International Dance Company
Project ‘Rotterdam City of Colours’, fashion scene based on the colourful people of Rotterdam

2015
Group FAT Art & Fashion week, Toronto Canada
Solo Dudok Arnhem in collaboration with Orange Babies
Art fair: PAN Amsterdam, realism fair 2014
Art fairs RAW Rotterdam, KunstRAI, PAN Amsterdam
Group FAT Art & Fashion week Toronto Canada
Group Royal Ontario Museum Toronto Canada
Duo ‘Revisiting the golden Age’, Weissenbruchzaal Pulchri The Hague
Solo ’My name is Blessing’ in collaboration with Orange Babies, NL=US Art consultancy Rotterdam
Nominated for best art book 2014: ‘My name is Blessing, from Zambia with love’
Project ‘The beauty is in the eyes’, Eye hospital The Netherlands