Toiling with Destiny, 2015, Assemblage with Mixed Media on Wood

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Hans Neleman (American, 1960) is a Dutch-born photographer and artist. Neleman studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths University in London, and holds a Master of Art degree from New York University. His photography is highly regarded in the commercial and advertising arena and his personal work has been exhibited internationally including The Lyon Biennale in France, Ricco Maresca Gallery in Chelsea, NYC, and The Peabody Essex Museum, MA. He has published three books: Moko: Maori Tattoo, Silence and Night Chicas. His new work, assemblage, explores 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. Neleman works from his studio in New York and a loft in a former lace factory in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he paints and creates new assemblages.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 34 inches