A search between freedom and structure

My work primarily concerns drawings and woodcuts, though I also love to experiment with different graphic techniques. These techniques include: cardboard print, blueprint or a combination of print and rubbing, collage and drawing.

Most of my work is about city-buildings or constructions. The speed at which cities change intrigues me, also the fact that a city is never finished but always is being designed and transformed into something new. Constructions give an impression of how a building is being mentioned, but they do not show the definitive building and leave me some space for imagination. The lines are not yet fixed, but they look more like the searching lines of a sketch.

I spend a lot of time sketching in the city. I am always searching the horizon for cranes that lead me to some area where there is some transformation happening that I can draw. Those are the sketches I use for making my prints. In my woodcuts I search for the same aspects as sketching, the movement of a city that is never finished. I re-use parts of the wood plates by printing them over another plate or rubbing. By doing this, time and places are intertwined and new places and connections can being made.




  • May-Sept taking part in XVII Grafiktriennal Konstmuseum Uppsala Zweden.
  • May 16th-June 2nd 3rd Biennale Internationale du Carton Gravé, galerie l’Entracte, Ville d’Auvray
  • Sept. 19-22  4-day residency with Sara Dietz at NDSM FUSE Amsterdam
  • Nov.29 – March9th (’25) Triennial of contemporary Prints of Liege, La Boverie, Belgium

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Hanna de Haan
phone: +31 (0)610088002

Houtzagerssingel 141
2512 XJ The Hague

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