Hans van der Ham

Individu en masse

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.

Beeldentuin 2017, Ravesteyn Heenvliet

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

Individu en masse

Catalog text Individu en masse, February 2017 Monique Tolk Read on

Hans van der Ham bedekt en verhult

BAZ Magazine, najaar 2015 Marjan Overdijk Read on

To be honest

Interview with Hans van der Ham by Monique Tolk because of the exhibition TO BE HONEST, galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague October 15th 2014 Read on

From volatility to stillness

Catalog text Personae, August 2013 Monique Tolk Read on


Catalog text Personae, August 2013 Erik Bos Read on

De droomsfeer..

CBK Utrecht Wouter Welling Read on

Through the Mirror

Beelden magazine, March 2010 Tine van de Weyer Read on


Kunstbeeld magazine, November 2005 Anne Berk Read on

Hans van der Ham

Kunstbeeld magazine, March 2003 Wouter Welling Read on

Hans van der Ham over Armourshow

Kunstbeeld magazine, June 2007 Hans van der Ham Read on

Net uit het lood

de Volkskrant, March 2009 Truus Ruiter Read on

Betoverende beelden

Kunstbeeld, October 2001 Robbert Roos Read on