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.