Hans Neleman

Hans Neleman

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  Artist: Hans Neleman
 Live in: New York, NY, United States
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Hans Neleman (American, 1960) is a Dutch-born photographer and artist. Neleman studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths University in London, England. He holds a Bachelor’s in Film & Photography and a Master of Art degree from New York University. He studied with Robert Mapplethorpe, Duane Michals and Arnold Newman, and assisted William Wegman. Neleman’s photography, still life and portraiture, is highly regarded in the commercial and advertising arena and his personal work has been published and exhibited internationally. Moko: Maori Tattoo (1999) was featured at the Biennale de Lyon, France, and exhibited at The Peabody Essex Museum. Silence (2000) a collection of his large format personal stills was first shown at the Visual Arts Museum in New York City, and Night Chicas (2003) was launched with a one-man show at Ricco Maresca Gallery in Chelsea, New York City. In 2007 Neleman founded the boutique stock agency WIN-Initiative, based in SoHo, New York City. WIN licenses an artistic photo collection of contemporary concepts and lifestyles from global cultures. Neleman works from his studio in New York and a loft in a former lace factory in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he paints and creates his new work: Assemblages. The assemblages explore taboos, morbid beauty and the harmony of opposites between mortal and vital, revered and profane, myth and modern tale. Found objects are re-appropriated and combined with layers of collaged and painted imagery, to create ‘portraits’ that aim to transfigure elements of darkness into objects of beauty. Elements of myth always lie between perception and concept: they are signs. This perception—or, the image—is linked with something concrete, whereas the concept can refer to something else, and the potential metaphysical references are unlimited. David Henry Thoreau stated: “The question is not what you look at, it is what you see” These collaged works are an extension and a natural evolution of my still life photography and its themes are also apparent in my large format photographic portraits, which have focused on facial tattoos, prostitution and extreme body modification. www.hansneleman.com www.neleman.com