Through a wide variety of materials and techniques Lennart Lahuis subjects texts and photographic imagery to natural phenomena such as melting, combustion, evaporation and erosion. In each series the artist combines material processes that are used in graphic reproduction techniques with scientific disciplines such as earth sciences, astronomy and restoration. These disciplines are traditionally employed to produce or preserve knowledge, but in Lahuis’ work they become part of objects and installations that explore the boundaries of intelligibility, the material conditions for legibility and the potential of disappearance through material decay and fragmentation.
Lennart Lahuis (NL, 1986) received his BFA from Artez Institute of the Arts in Zwolle, Netherlands. From 2011 to 2013 he was a resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include Those Hours That Have Lost Their Clock at Galeria Jaqueline Martins in Brussels, BE (2022); Constant Escapement at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, NL (2019); Land Slides at the National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof in Leeuwarden, NL (2019) and Le Mal du Pays at Dürst Britt & Mayhew (2019). Recent group exhibitions include In the Age of Post-Drought at CID Grand-Hornu in Boussu, BE (2021), CODA Paper Art at CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, NL (2021) When stones Awake at Platform POST in Nijmegen, NL (2021); Nabeeld at PARK in Tilburg, NL (2020), Common Ground at AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam, NL (2019) and Recent Acquisitions at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL (2018).
In 2021 Lahuis won the FPT Sustainable Art Award in Turin, Italy and in 2015 the Royal Award for Contemporary Painting as well as the Piket Art Prize, both in the Netherlands. His work is held in private and public collections, including the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam in Schiedam, Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, the collection of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, ING collection, and the moraes-barbosa collection in São Paulo.