Hans Withoos career spans more than twenty years world wide. After graduating from the Art Academy. He specializes in fashion and video/photography. Although highly successful in his international fashion work, he is also 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 strength seen in his serie New Romantics and Lady with her golden toys.
In His new series: ” Still Life” he brings the beauty and the light of the 17 century Dutch old masters into life again..
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. The artist describes his oeuvre:
“The images don’t show a critical perspective, but rather an observant one.”