Lennart Lahuis

Lennart Lahuis has a strong interest in the fleeting and disposable nature of images and texts. He deploys a wide variety of techniques and materials to transform his chosen subjects into meditations on time, temporality and transience. This results in objects and installations that search for the limits of intelligibility and balance on the brink of disappearance. An example is his ongoing series of beeswax works for which he covers photographic images with paper to which he applies wax, rendering the images unrecognisable; the viewer cannot just cast a glance but needs to slow down in order to gain access to the visual information on display. 

Lennart Lahuis (NL, 1986) received his BFA from Artez Institute of the Arts in Zwolle. From 2011 to 2013 he was a resident at de Ateliers in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Constant Escapement’ at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden; ‘Land Slides’ at the National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof in Leeuwarden, ‘Those hours that have lost their clock’ at Galeria Jacqueline Martins in Brussels and ‘Le Mal du Pays’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew. Recent group exhibitions include ‘In the Age of Post-Drought’ at CID Grand-Hornu, ‘Nabeeld’ at PARK, Tilburg, ‘Common Ground’ at AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam and ‘On Paper’ at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. In 2015 Lahuis won the Royal Award for Contemporary Painting as well as the Piket Art Prize. 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 and the ING collection. Lennart Lahuis is living and working in Brussels. 

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