Hans van der Ham

Individu en masse

Hans van der Ham (NL)
In the work of Hans van der Ham his often atypical figures are not directly defined. 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. Faces often lack, but the attitudes speak all the more. Despite the robust clay they show vulnerability in particular, as if they discuss 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 individuals in the crowd. Do we consciously hide ourselves behind a mask? Who can we trust? These are some questions Hans van der Ham asks himself. Van der Ham studied classical piano at the conservatory, before he began his studies at the art academy in Rotterdam. He makes drawings, paintings and sculptures of clay. He also enjoys fame as exhibition maker and was co-founder of Garage Rotterdam. His work can be seen at home and abroad and is represented by gallery Nouvelles Images in The Hague, The Netherlands. Hans van der Ham lives in the Hague and works in Rotterdam.


Monique Tolk






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


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


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