Hans van der Ham

Beeldentuin 2017, Ravesteyn Heenvliet

In the work of Hans van der Ham his often atypical figures are not directly recognizable. Although most pictures are related to the human figure, they remain as such indefinable. From behind this ‘masquerade' however, they seem to expose in a different way. They often lack faces, but their attitudes speak all the more. Despite the robust clay they show a particular vulnerability, as if they question their own existence. Perhaps this says something about a possible hidden inner world? An adopted personae as a necessary protection against a ruthless outside world? The images do ask ourselves whether we survive as an individual in the crowd. Do we consciously hide ourselves behind a mask? Who can you trust? These are some questions Van der Ham asks himself.

LOSKIJKEN - galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag (NL) - 2013

The posthumous book ' LOSKIJKEN ' by Erik Bos (1955-2016), gallery owner of gallery Nouvelles Images, with thirteen letters to and six interviews with visual artists, including Hans van der Ham. Read on

Beeldentuin 2017, Ravesteyn Heenvliet

Catalog text Beeldentuin Ravesteyn, May - June 2017 Text: Monique Tolk Read on

Individu en masse

Catalog group exhibition, Kadmium, Delft, curated by Jaco van der Vaart 2017 With Marilou van Lierop Text: Monique Tolk Read on

Personae

Catalogue soloshow, Nouvelles Images Gallery, The Hague, NL 2013 Texts: Monique Tolk and Erik Bos Read on

Black White

Group exhibition Gorcums Museum, curated by Piet Augustijn 2013 Armando, Marc Bijl, Silvia B., Paul van Dongen Rosemin Hendriks Raquel Maulwurf, e.o. Read on

Armourshow

Catalogue soloshow, Petra Nostheide-Eycke Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany 2008 Text: Dr. Christian Krausch Read on

Niederländisch 3D

Catalogue group exhibition at Petra Nostheide-Eycke Gallery, Düsseldorf 2007 Tanja Smeets, Maurice van Tellingen, Mark Kramer, Silvia B., Noëlle Cuppens a.o. Read on