This publication presents the photographic works of the internationally well known Dutch photographer/visual artist Hans Withoos (1962). The book presents an overview of the artist’s entire oeuvre (1989-2017), and it gives the readers a clear insight into the development of the artist’s work and person in relation to his historical sources of inspiration: masterpieces from art history.
The title does not literally refer to ‘Photographed paintings’, but to Withoos’ way of working as a ‘painter’ who edits and builds up his photo images layer by layer. He literally paints in and with other, new media.
The book takes us on a journey through contemporary photography on the shoulders of works of art such as the ones that have been made through the centuries from Classical Antiquity to late 20th-century (Post) Modernists. It is a tributary homage to his favourite works of art and at the same time a personal follow-up to these works, which breaks away from the original and starts a new journey. A journey with stopping places which are sometimes only vaguely familiar or are an eclectic mix & match of different sources and thus form a highly personal, private world.
Hardcover, 25.5 x 20 cm, 192 pages, 380 illustrations in full color. The texts and art historical reflections are written by Mireille Houtzager, former head teacher of Textile Design (Tilburg Art Academy), art historian (culture, textiles, costume/fashion) and author of various articles and art historical books. The book is available in a Dutch as well as in an English version.
Published by EPFAP Publishing, Amsterdam.
ISBN Dutch version: 978-90-824937-2-6
ISBN English version: 978-90-824937-3-3
Regular edition: € 34,50
Special edition (with 1 print): Only € 350,-.
For the special edition of the book, you can choose between four different, specially selected, prints. They all come in a limited edition of 25, the image size is 30 x 25 cm (or 35 x 25 cm for Sugarfall), the paper size is A3 (42 x 30 cm). They are printed on museum quality paper (Hahnemühle Baryta). This book as well as the print are signed and numbered by Hans Withoos.