About the artworkHigh Quality Fine Art Print | Limited Edition of 9 pcs | Hand coated with certified Liquid Gloss | Mounted onto aluminium dibond with frame that creates floating effect | Created: 2017 | Available in different sizes | Production & Delivery in about 4 weeks
Hans Withoos is a contemporary Dutch photographer. With a career spanning more than 20 years, he has successfully pursued both commercial and fine art photography projects. He has worked internationally, shooting fashion editorials in Brazil, the United States, Morocco, and more. Although highly successful in his international fashion work, he is also prolific in his autonomous work, making many photography series over the years.
His work is characterized by its fantastical imagery and high sense of drama, as evidenced in his imaginative Nocturnal Delight series, where sensuality and suffering are conflated through many layered aesthetics. In his new series: “Still Life” he brings the beauty and the light of the 17-century Dutch old masters into life again. “The images don’t show a critical perspective, but rather an observant one,” the artist has explained about his work.
Hans Withoos’ photography is set in 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. His work has been exhibited by the Ronen Art Gallery, Rabobank Foundation, and AFK Gallery Lisbon, among others. He lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.