Artist Information

Hans Withoos

Heemraadssingel 116

3021DH Rotterdam

The Netherlands




Hans Withoos’ career spans more than twenty years in which he satisfyingly

combined his commissioned work with his autonomous work. Although highly successful in his commercial and international fashionwork with clients from Brasil to Spain to Italy, the United States and Marocco, he also is prolific in his autonomous work,

making many photography series over the years.mostly situated in recognizable

places and cities around the world.

His fascination is with beauty in all its aspects, The beauty of drama, the beauty of the body and the beauty of light as well as As the ‘beauty of suffering’ in

seen in his serie ‘’Nocturnal Delight’’ based on the seven deadly sins..)

the beauty of strength seen in his serie New Roamntics and Lady with her golden toys..

Hans Withoos’ photography is set in the world of abundance and artifice–the smell

of decadence wafts towards the viewer. It is a world simultaneously familiar and

different. In Withoos’ exaggerated scenes, the figures crowding the images become

archetypes, and the viewer is overcome by a sense of alienation. The work is full of

layered, staged images with idiosyncratic aesthetics. Sometimes the photographs

evoke emotions related to suffering, sensuality and hidden oppressiveness; at other

times the images depict the complete opposite and are deliberately emotionless.The

artist describes his oeuvre: “The images don’t show a critical perspective, but rather an observant one”.

The way I work:

After creating an idea, I work quite pragmatic looking for location models styling etcetera,

After everything is arranged There excist new ideas, for the why and how in the final picture, But still working I m totally open for changement when something finally can be better an other way

So you can call it staged photography, which it certainly is, But there will always be some surprices or unexpected things visible in his work.

Then , after shooting, His works are like a painter Layer over layer, He creates in his mind and on his computer

That takes sometimes weeks before a certain picture is finished

Series since 2009

2016 Proud People i.s.m. Rabobank Foundation Sampath Foundation

2016 Withoos and Withoos , dramatic stillifes Hans Withoos and his grand grand grandfather Matthias Withoos

2016 Los Angelos Decadence

2015 Lady of the castle i.s.m Fernando Silva

2015 “Isfahan Galatesaray Hammam”

2015 ‘Mantis Milan ‘

2015 “Werewolf in Paris”

2014 ;The Muses of Gustav Klimt ;

2013 ‘My name is Blessing; from Zambia with love’ i.s.m Orange Babies

2012-2013 “New Romantics’

2012 “Lady with her golden toys’

2010-2015 “Nocturnal Delight’

2010 ‘Plastic Life’

2009 Apocalypse

Hans Withoos

Heemraadssingel 116

3021 DH Rotterdam, The Netherlands

0031 6 53817337

Hans Withoos is represented by

Eduard Planting Amsterdam:

WclickW Marrakech:

NL=US New York-Rotterdam:

AFK Gallery Lisboa!hans-withoos-photography/c5ka

Red Penguin Art Gallery Marbella

Normal Paris France

Ronen art Galery (from feb 2016)

Selected shows:

Curren and upcoming t exhibitions:

2017 Solo Withoos $ Withoos Museum Flehite Ammersfoort

Project The New youngsters

2016 artfair: Art Amsterdam and Pan Amterdsam by Eduard Planting

group Staging and Revelation –IV AFK Gallery Lissabon

group FAT Art & fashionweek Toronto Canada

group NORMAL Paris France

artfair AAF Brussel, AAF Miami USA; AAF New-York USA;AAF Hong-Kong by Ronen art Gallery

artfair PAN Amsterdam Eduard Planting Art Gallery

Solo My name is Blessing Doemuseum Veendam

Solo Withoos – Withoos ;Eduard Planting Galery Amsterdam

Solo Proud People Rabobank Breda

Solo Proud People NL+US Rotterdam

Project Withoos and Withoos , dramatic stillifes Hans Withoos and his grand grand grandfather Matthias Withoos (17th century painter

Pproject ‘Proud People ‘art project for Rabobank foundation Sampath Foundation, Sri Lanka i.s.m Dieudionne Bouwman (styling)

Project Dance and nature, The male body Roosendaalse Heide ism Introdans International Dance Company

Project Rotterdam the city of colours, fashionalble scene based on the colourful people of Rotterdam

Past exhibitions

2015 Group FAT Art & fashionweek Toronto Canada

Solo Dudok Arnhem i.s.m Orange Babies

Artfair: PAN Amsterdam, realisme beurs

2014 Artfairs RAW Rotterdam, KunstRAI, PAN Amsterdam

Group FAT Art & fashionweek Toronto Canada

Group Royal Ontario Museum Toronto Canada

DUO ‘Revisiting the golden Age’, Weissenbruchzaal Pulchri Den Haag

Solo NL=US Art consultancy Rotterdam ‘’My name is Blessing’ i.s.m Stichting Orange Babies

nominated for best art book 2014 : My name is Blessing, from Zambia with love

article 28 pages article in NORMAL magazine (worldwide)

project The beauty is in the eyes .. EYE hospital The Netherlands

2013 Solo: NEW ROMANTICS’ Eduard Planting.

Solo Fashion and Photoraphy’ Red Penguin Galery Marbella

Group Miniature Museum in Haags Museum februari 2012

Group FAT Art & fashionweek Toronto Canada

Group Portrait in Portrait ‘1500- 2012 Dordrechts Museum

Group Keep on Dreaming Photoville 19-29 sept New York

Artfairs Artwarehouse Rotterdam, Pan Amsterdam, AAF Bruxelles

Project My name is Blessing. From Zambia with Love,

Orange Babies.

2012 Group FAT Art & fashionweek Toronto Canada

Group: Young and love inVenice’ Red Penguin Galery Marbella

Duo: Hans & Hans Dutch Invasion’ with Hans van Benthem;

Art 629 Ashburry Parc, by NL-EQUAL-US

Artfair: PAN Amsterdam; AAF Hamburg, Germany;

Foto Fever, Bruxelles, Belgium; Art Antique, Utrecht

2011 Group Birds of Feathers Parlor Galerie New Jersey USA

Solo Nocturnal Delight’ Eduard Planting Gallery, Amsterdam

Solo De Loft in Hilversum’Aicart-Aijtink Hilversum

Artfairs PAN Amsterdam; Art Antique, Utrecht, Realism,

Linea Gent Belgium , Arti Den Haag; AAF Amsterdam beurs Amsterdam; AAF Brussel

Project: Vier40’40 Years of Introdans


Duo The Beauty of Suffering’ Galerie Espace Enny,

Keppel, the Netherlands, in cooperation with Jolanda Cats,

Group Label – No Label’, Eduard Planting Gallery, Amsterdam,

Group Museum Night’, Galerie Animaux, Rotterdam

Artfairs Pan Amsterdam


2016 several prices International colour awards

2016 several prices and Black Spiders awards

2015 nominated book Kees Schrererprijs ‘My name is Blessing’

Original works in the collection of:

Miniature Museum, CBK Rotterdam, CBK Amsterdam, CBK Helmond. CBK Gelderland, CBK Utrecht,CBK Breda, Hogeschool Rotterdam, Arto-Imago Uden, Chirurgie Rijnmond Zuid, Erasmus University, Delta Lloyd, Deloitte & Touche. Generali Amsterdam/Venice

Many private and business art collectors in Europe and the USA

Selected clients:

Introdans; International Dance Company

Fernando Silva, Brasilian Fashion Designer

Jeroen van Tuyl Fashion Desiner

Luana Jardim’ Brasilian shoe designer

Elizabeth Marques Brasilian Fashion designer

Phillip Gavriel Jewels New York

Phillip Gavrieel Prive New York

Inti Knitwear The netherlands

Poelman shoes’

Corel Jeans

Mag magazine, Maroc in co-operation with Alessandra Lippini.

Giuseppe Spoto shoes Paris

Aman resorts worldwide

Stichting Orange Babies

Rabobank Foundation

Artworks for Privale clients


Academy of Visual Arts, Tilburg, the Netherlands 1983-1989