Once upon a time – after a short period of graphical work for Marie-Claire, Paris – Hans Brooymans worked in the area of commercial photography: studio work, press work, product photography. Editorial work was published in business and consumer magazines and in newspapers. At some point, he made a career move and found himself in IT business, which took him into the arteries of fabulous companies and exciting cities in Europe and the Americas. Today, technology still plays a part in his life, important as a sponsor to allow for work as a visual artist. He has learned to let the expertises co-exist and for him it works out nicely.

In recent years, he promoted other photographers via a gallery. Recently he returned to the roots of his interest in photography: the creation process itself. He shoots from the heart and in the situation as-is. “Everything is pre-destined, including my work”.

Topics you’ll see are often related to infrastructure, time and space. He interpretes their existence and their history, and see what comes out, often framed by research. But it’s not always complicated like that, sometimes a subject is just a subject, present in certain surroundings and available for notion.

Hans Brooymans (1960)
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

recent exhibitions and publications

2023 – Mythography – Diana + Minerva + Cerere – Trieste Photo Days

2023 – Het Plein (UMC Utrecht) – Utrecht (NL) – A Course of the Future

2022 – Mythography – Apollo + Pluto – Trieste Photo Days

2022 – Tour of Art Flevoland: Ghosts & Giants + Flight Candidate #1 #2 #3 – Lelystad (NL) – group show

2022 – International Space Station – Earth orbit, Universe – Substruction – group show

2021 – Art The Hague – The Hague (NL) – Flight Candidate #1 represented by Moon Gallery

2021 – Art of Planetary Science: Space Travel – Tucson, Arizona (US) – group show

2021 – Tour of Art Flevoland – Lelystad (NL) – group show

2021 – Festival OFF – Naarden (NL) – A Course of the Future

2021 – Il futuro annunciato – Siracusa (IT) – A Course of the Future – group show

2021 – Fotografia Europea OFF – Miraggi possibili – Reggio Emilia (IT) – A Course of the Future – group show

2020 – Art of Planetary Science: A Virtual Odessey – Tucson, Arizona (US) – group show

2019 – Boeten, nog niet binnen – book