"I do not teach, rather trigger a few questions. We mostly go through life in an automatic-pilot state of mind. I would love to have the artwork see the environment with a fresh look just a second. I would love to have my artwork given a few thoughts someone may pick up."
Hans van Meeuwen is a Dutch-born artist who moved to the USA in 2004. Prior to New York he lived for fourteen years in Cologne, Germany. Van Meeuwen has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Cologne, Bonn, the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Czech Republic. In addition to his sculptures, installations and drawings, van Meeuwen has designed several permanent public artworks. Van Meeuwen has had exhibitions in numerous galleries, non-profit exhibition spaces and solo exhibitions in museums such as the Rheinische Landesmuseum in Bonn (2001) and the Kunsthalle Osnabrueck (2007). Three catalogues were published about his work so far. His work has been reviewed in Art in America (2008), Bomb Blog, Bushwick Daily and several newspapers in the USA Germany, Belgium and Holland. Van Meeuwen currently lives and works in Kingston, NY.