Willem de Haan

In a lot of his artworks, Willem de Haan tries to evoke a moment of absurdity, alienation and confusion. In his opinion, it is exactly these types of moments that precede every good joke. They create an expectation and anticipation of a clarifying punch line, but this expectation will never be redeemed. Within this context, De Haan wishes for his works to function as a tribute to the already confusing moments and situations we experience in our daily lives. ‘A good tribute does not explain its subject, it just strengthens it.’

Willem de Haan, Greetings, 2014

Willem de Haan, Greetings, 2014

Background Willem de Haan (1996) lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem. Works by De Haan have been shown both nationally and internationally at art events and places like Art Rotterdam, SAM, Saint Petersburg, This Art Fair, Amsterdam, Patty Morgan and Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam.

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Willem de Haan
Kola Superdeep Borehole (Prop)

Willem de Haan, Kola Superdeep Borehole (Prop)
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Unconscious Performers - River Side

Willem de Haan, Unconscious Performers - River Side
Willem de Haan
Unconscious Performers - Metro Station

Willem de Haan, Unconscious Performers - Metro Station
Willem de Haan
Unconscious Performers - Traffic Lights

Willem de Haan, Unconscious Performers - Traffic Lights
Willem de Haan
Unconscious Performers - Pop Up Museum (Live)

Willem de Haan, Unconscious Performers - Pop Up Museum (Live)