Jason de Haan

Canadian, b. 1981

Follow

Jason de Haan

Canadian, b. 1981

Biography

Jason de Haan is a multidisciplinary artist who works with diverse media, including books, sculpture, performance, drawing, and more. Though his materials range widely, the foundation of each project is de Haan’s impulse to express the absurd and poetic elements of the world. In his 2015 exhibition “Free and Easy Wanderer,” de Haan paired sculptures made of concrete, marble, moss, fossils, humidifiers, and sneakers with drawings and photographs. For the series “Salt Beards” (2010), Haan grew minerals on preexisting sculptural busts to create formations resembling crystallized beards. The works address notions of the passage and relativity of time.

Related Categories
Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
MASS MoCA
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Biography

Jason de Haan is a multidisciplinary artist who works with diverse media, including books, sculpture, performance, drawing, and more. Though his materials range widely, the foundation of each project is de Haan’s impulse to express the absurd and poetic elements of the world. In his 2015 exhibition “Free and Easy Wanderer,” de Haan paired sculptures made of concrete, marble, moss, fossils, humidifiers, and sneakers with drawings and photographs. For the series “Salt Beards” (2010), Haan grew minerals on preexisting sculptural busts to create formations resembling crystallized beards. The works address notions of the passage and relativity of time.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
MASS MoCA
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more