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