For his latest series of photographs “Withoos meets Withoos” he combines still lifes and landscapes of the 17th century painter Matthias Withoos with his own contemporary images.
By combining paintings with photography Hans Withoos brings still lifes alive again. Images are built up layer upon layer. With adding flowers, fish, birds and models the original works are given a new and colorful story.
Matthias Withoos (1627-1703) was a distant relative of Hans Withoos. As a painter he is known for his Italianate landscapes and cityscapes. He followed his training as a painter with Jacob van Campen.
Hans Withoos (1962) is a passionate photographer with a passion for fashion and styling. His autonomous work is characterized by imaginative images with a refined aesthetics and is internationally exhibited in galleries and at art fairs. He has also made high-profile work for dance company Introdans and Orange Babies Foundation.
The career of the Dutch photographer Hans Withoos (1962) spans more than twenty years, during which he combined his commissioned work with his own projects. He studied at the art academy and afterwards he established a firm with Jolanda Cats, specialising in fashion, photography and commercial video. Their clients range from large corporations to non-profit organisations. He is successful in commercial and fashion photography as well as in his independent work. He has been making many photograph series over the years, usually situated in romantic and recognisable sites and cities around the world. Hans Withoos’ photography is set in the world of opulence and decadence. It is a realm that is both familiar and different.