Hans Scholze, untitled (Caged Head), 1987.
19 x 13 cm.
India ink on paper.
Hans Scholze (1933-1993) was born on Java. When he was nine years old, he was held captive in a boys' internment camp during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies. The suffering Scholze had seen here continued to defy him, which, according to Betty van Garrel, is expressed in the caged construction around and in the head.
After the war, the family moved to the Netherlands, where he trained as an interior decorator at the Academy of Art and Industry (AKI) in Enschede. He worked at various architectural firms in Amsterdam until one day Scholze started 'walking'. Walking was his metaphor for drawing, which he liked to do until the late morning hours.
This work of art is depicted and described in the standard work "Hans Scholze (1933-1993): not the destination but the journey...", published for the retrospective exhibition of the same name in the Teylers Museum Haarlem in 2004.
Exhibitions and collections:
Quatrième Biennale de Paris
Musée d'artmodern de la ville de PARIS
Teylers Museum, Haarlem.
Collection De Stadshof, Ghent.
Cathedral Museum, Mdina, MALTA
This work comes from the collection of art journalist Betty van Garrel (1939-2020).
In very good condition. For questions I refer you to the contact form.