Hans Neleman

Alumnus Hans Neleman presents a collection, entitled ‘Is Embracing Was’, of recent mixed media assemblages including 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.

His work was praised by many and described by renowned art adviser and Whitney Museum patron, Thea Westreich, as “embedded with a unique and original vocabulary from where abstract and intuitive visual narratives and associations flow with poetic rawness.”