Hans van Wouwe/Dutch Mountains
His work consists of what he calls “Dutch Mountains”. Since he first used this form in the 1970s, it has always been part of his work, in all kinds of variations.
Based on pea riders and haystacks, these “Dutch mountains” developed more and more into an iconic visual element by working in various techniques.
Hans van Wouwe's recent work seems to distance himself from the original haystacks from which he draws his inspiration. Yet this new work is only a logical step in the direction of wanting to penetrate deeper into the use of image and line. In his large pen drawings, he already showed the essence of the “mountains”. He brought color back to black and white.
Those abstracted representations of “mountains”, with which he has worked intensively for years, have now developed into a graphic structure that only refers to itself. This has been stripped of unnecessary frills. Separate from the existing reality, it shows the viewer a new addition to his reality.
Hans van Wouwe works as a visual artist in Eelde-Paterswolde. He received his education in Amsterdam at the Rietveld Academy. He also studied graphics at the Rijks Academie van Beeldende Kunsten for a short time.
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