Hans Verhaegen (°1966, Ghent) studied graphical arts at the Royal Academy of Ghent (KASK) and Art History at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Since 1994 he is invited regularly for group and solo exhibitions. His earlier work consists of figurative oil paintings, drawings, wall paintings and miniature collages but also posters, postcards, book covers and frontpages of imaginary magazines. Hans Verhaegen's work is furthermore characterized by a number of eye-catching installations such as 'Ronker' (1996), 'De Zeyp' (1997), 'Atelier 255' (1999) and 'The Milky Way' (2000). The surprising '128 people' (2003) was the first of a recent series of digital animations. All animations are inhabited by the same icon-like, human figures. Man is the central topic, but is also the result of assembling parts in a computer program. in 2009 he won with '128 people' the award of the public at the Fotomuseum in Antwerpen, Belgium. Hans Verhaegen lives and works in Brussels.
A brush, a pencil or some code in a computer program, all allow him to draw and compose artworks. His hybrid art oscillates between the screen, the canvas and the exhibition space. A computer animation can be presented as a standalone installation or might be used to produce new work on paper produced in small editions and available for sale.