20 aug. 2021: Working on new project "The Commodification of Nature", coming soon!
18 july 2021: New painting in Civilization series: Sacred Commodity
1 may 2021: Working on exciting new oil paintings in "Ritualistic behaviour and consumer symbolism" and "Civilization" series! Coming soon
21 april 2021: New painting in Industrial Evolution series:
3 apr. 2021: New acrylic painting on paper in Human Nature series: Norfolk Black
2 march 2021: New acrylic and watercolour painting on paper in the series Human Nature: Alaska Pollock
29 jan. 2021: New painting!
2 jan. 2021: Coming soon: a new oil painting in the new series "Ritualistic behaviour and consumer symbolism".
4 sept. 2020: New works on paper at the solo exhibition "I'm lovin' it", HOK Gallery The Hague, 4 sept./23 oct.
29 aug. 2020: The group exhibition Oooh... has started!
21 july 2020: A new work in Civilization series: Big tasty with bacon
2 may 2020: New works on paper and sculptures can be seen by appointment only at Contempo Galerie: email@example.com
20 march 2020: New work in Civilization series: Chicken nuggets. Due to the Covid-19 virus some planned exhibitions have been postponed, stay tuned for more info!
25 jan. 2020: Working on some new works on paper and panels for summer shows. More info coming soon!
31 oct. 2019: Upcoming exhibition: PAN Amsterdam, RAI Amsterdam, with Contempo Galerie.
With a new painting in Civilization series:
22 aug. 2019: Upcoming exhibition: New works in Human Nature series at:
Art on paper Amsterdam, Zuiveringshal, Westergasfabriek Amsterdam, 26-29 sept. With Contempo Galerie.
20 may 2019: Upcoming exhibition:
Duo exhibition with Nadia Plesner, curated by Le Collectionneur Moderne and Kiss My Art Paris.
13-15 june, Galerie au Médicis, Paris
10 april 2019: Upcoming group exhibition at Kunstrai, Amsterdam Rai, 17-22 april, Contempo Galerie, booth 17.
With a new work in new Civilization series.
7 jan. 2019: Working on new works in “Human Nature” series and new “Civilization” series.
11 nov. 2018: New installation of works in Grocery Store series at Pan Amsterdam, Contempo Galerie, booth 55. 18/25 nov. Rai Amsterdam
3 july 2018: 30 june/ 2 sept: New works installed at Watou Art Festival, Belgium:
25 april 2018: Upcoming exhibition:
with new works on paper:
De L'Art de Consommer, 15-17 june, Atelier Le Bel, Marseille, with Le Collectionneur Moderne.
23 march 2018: Upcoming exhibition:
Kunstrai Art Fair, 4-8 april, booth 32 Contempo Galerie, presentation of new works in Human Nature series.
15 feb. 2018: Selected works in 9th edition of French magazine "Art's Vice":
5 feb. 2018: New watercolour and acrylic work on paper in Human Nature series: Hungarian Grey
4 dec. 2017: New painting in Spontaneous generation series:
17 oct. 2017: Upcoming exhibition:
Group exhibition with Peter Zwaan and Isabelle Dijckerhoff at de Kazerne, Eindhoven with Contempo galerie, during Dutch Design week, 21/29 Oct.
2 aug. 2017: Upcoming exhibition:
Docks Art Fair, 16 - 20 sept., Lyon France.
New works on paper will be exhibited by Le Collectionneur Moderne next to works by painter Aranthell in an exhibition about consumerism.
24 may 2017: Upcoming exhibition:
Kunstrai Art Fair, 31 may- 5 june, RAI Amsterdam.
New painting in Spontaneous generation series will be exhibited by Contempo Galerie, booth 29.
22 march 2017: Upcoming exhibition:
24 feb. 2017: The story behind a painting:
Read the interesting story written by Wilmar Alex Tax about the work "Invidia/ Staff of Asclepius", for Make Believe UK:
16 jan. 2017: A new painting in Industrial Evolution series:
Cryptozoology, specimen 11.
17 nov. 2016:
Book "Consuming Instinct" signing session on 24 nov., PAN Amsterdam, Rai Amsterdam, Contempo Galerie, booth 55, from 18.30u. until 21.30u. Hope to see you there!
17 okt. 2016:
Hans November ISBN: 978-94-90322-76-2
Ad de Visser 88 pages, 24,1 x 32,1 cm
Jan van Laarhoven Softcover (staples with dust-jacket)
Design: Studio Renate Boere
26 aug. 2016:
A "Bosch-inspired" exhibition with works from the Sin curiosities series next to works of Pieter Breughel, Thé Tjong-Khing and Jan Fabre. "Esculaap", a large new work in the sin series, will be part of this exhibition at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch.
3 june 2016:
26 may 2016:
15 march 2016:
8 march 2016:
5 nov. 2015:
4 nov. 2015:
New works in Grocery Store series at PAN Amsterdam, 22-29 nov. RAI Amsterdam, Contempo Galerie. www.pan.nl
18 sept. 2015:
18 july 2015:
a new painting in Hypernature series and new works in new series "Grocery store".
26 june 2015:
An article about the Sin series is published today in the art section of the Italian newspaper La Stampa:
The Miniature Museum continues to grow! Over the last few weeks three new artists have submitted their artworks. In fact, we're very proud that Arnaldo Pomodoro, Gurt Swanenberg and Vanessa Prager have decided to make their work available. Dutch artist Gurt Swanenberg has, for instance, submitted a truly unique artwork.
Using the skull of a newborn piglet as his canvas, he has decorated it with the logos of the world's biggest fastfood chains. The relation is obvious.
Swanenberg has used a waste product of a controversial industry to make an artwork about that same industry. However, opting for a skull of an animal does not only show his fascination with our present-day consumer society. As Swanenberg has meant it, it will also remind the viewer of the traditional chambers of curiosity and Wunderkammers of earlier centuries. Of course, that makes it perfect for the Miniature Museum of Ria and Lex Daniels.
New paintings will be exhibited in the booth of Contempo Galerie at Kunstrai, Amsterdam. (27-31 May, Amsterdam RAI)
Coming soon, new works in "Grocery store" series depicting animals as food products and natural curiosities, illustrating the supermarket environment where the human species gather and hunt.