NL=US Art, Rotterdam
Hans van Bentem, sculptor, is well known for working in different media. He mostly creates monumental sculptures and installations in ceramics, porcelain, crystal, glass, wood and bronze. The beauty of his work is his almost childlike notion of the surrounding world.
His vision is always fresh, playful and full of wonder. The work is realistic yet also cartoonish, sometimes erotic and even fairy tale like. Van Bentem does not like to be pinned down. He uses all aspects of the kaleidoscopic cosmos—whether it is art history archetypes, pop culture icons or pure fantasy figures. These figments of his imagination never stop amazing the viewer.
In recent years Van Bentem has had major shows in the Gemeente Museum, The Hague, Kampen Museum and Glass Museum Leerdam and has collaborated with amongst others Baccarat. His work can be found in private and public collections and in several Dutch Ministries and embassies. Van Bentem graduated from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague, the Netherlands. He lives and works in Amsterdam, NL