Dirty Hans is an original Painter & Illustrator that specialises in High Impact Contemporary Urban Art. He is a Self-taught artist, born Liverpool/England.
Hans began painting upon finding it was the only thing that brought a calming effect over his childhood hyperactive tendencies.
Seeing the work of artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec strongly influenced his painting style.
Living in Antwerp for 7 years with further travelling experiences have influenced his techniques giving him a desire to focus his unrestricted energies in simplifying paintings in a bold, fresh, way. His inspiration for his work has come from many things, the imagery of the 1950`s culture, movies, comic books, pulp magazines, travelling and studying more traditionalist contemporary artists.
He paints with acrylics and spray paint on canvas and has produced pop art and renaissance pieces now branching into the "Digital art Media"
Dirty Hans has exhibited in Antwerpen/Brussels/Toronto/Paris/Berlin/Miami and now exploring the digital arts, featured twice in the Daily Mirror newspaper and Appearances on Tele2 (French Morning TV) with a mention in NY times.com and more.