Hans Neleman: Is Embracing Was | Recommended By Dutch Consulate

The exhibition of mixed media assemblages "Is Embracing Was" by Hans Neleman has just opened at Anita Rogers Gallery in Soho, New York City! The exhibition will be on view September 6 – October 7, 2017 at the gallery’s new location at 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor, New York, New York.


This collection of recent assemblages includes both steel-framed “portraits” and “abstractions.” Neleman’s distinctive works inhabit the space between abstraction and representation. The playful yet dark “portraits” pull together found objects and fragmented images while the “abstractions” are composed using raw paper and fabric, cut, torn and reconnected with metal, canvas and wood. Both series are ripe with rich eroticism,spirituality and texture; with a nod to history, Neleman creates contemporary objects that feel at once living in the past, present and future. Renowned art advisor, collector and Whitney Museum patron Thea Westreich describes Neleman’s assemblage work as, “embedded with a unique and original vocabulary, from where abstract and intuitive visual narratives and associations flow with poetic rawness.”