A notable and spine-shaped piece of art hangs above the crossroads at the Agniesestraat-Heemsteestraat in Rotterdam. It is the ‘HEALING KRISTAL’ designed by artist Hans van Bentem. The object binds […]
Hans van Bentem was born in The Hague. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam, the Czech Republic and China. Van Bentem creates large scale ceramic sculptures and exciting objects of glass. Van Bentem is an omnivore and almost an obsessive compounder of styles. He draws from art, from comics and from the world of modern communications. He mixes these ingredients in a way until a new world of illustrative sensuality is created. Each of his works tells a story, deeply rooted in art history. His idiom is now recognizable – bold use of color, shameless decorative elements and references to subcultures.