Yesterday i wrote about Fons Haagmans and that he reminded me of Richard Artschwager…..why?…. i stil do not know, because when your really compare and study both, there are so many differences to be discovered, but at a glance i still say… they belong to the same family.
For me Fons Haagmans stands for two things. His catalogues published belong to the best dutch art catalogues published over the last 25 years and he is a typical artist of the south. Born and still living in Limburg, in the south of the Netherlands, he had his most important exhibitions at the Bonnefanten museum ( Maastricht) which catalogues are available at www.ftn-books.com
His art is something special and his works ( beside they are related to Artschwager ;-)) are strongly graphical and have a signature of their own.
nature, Letters/ fonts and numbers are a constant source of inspiration and worked out into joyful , intriguing works of art.
While studying some pictures of Haagmans i noticed some similarities with other artists:
left Fons Haagmans and on the right Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (1928):
and left Fons Haagmans and on the right Julie de Graag( ca. 1915)