During each project and process - in live and work- there are unexpected contributions of others, objects that got a different meaning from the context or things that remain. Hans Bossmann considers these as work that doesn't have to be created: it originates spontaneously or is being found. He only adds the presentation form

chest of drawers with duck

 i.c.w. Soek Zwamborn
Wooden cabinet, metal handles, paint, permanent marker, lacquer, unbaked clay
78.5 x 99 x 45 cm (HxWxD)

Privat collection The Netherlands

round table with colored squares

The table is completely drawn with squares in 'Public Studio in mall'. Haarlem, 2017. Video

Drawings by 77 people: Michael, Anna, Joud, Tijmen, Ingrid, Elvy, Lilian, Astrid, Jessica, Marja, Philippe, Bernd, Joke, Caspar, Jamie, Marjon, Marbou, Cassidy, Reinisha, Shenaira, Elena, Saji, Ayoub Oumaima, Jasmine, Sesil, Jane, Neil, Zula, Maartje, Wesley, Samira, Astrid, Thea, Thea, Marion, TD, Hans, Netty, 2Su !, Marre, Hilda, Sabrina, Ronald, Jani, Natalia, Esra, Rebecca, Sophia, Francisca, Iris, Ria, Geja, Netty, Carlijn, Khalid, Idmidl, Linda, Djandy, Israa, Zuhur, Namul, Charles de Boever, Danah, Jairi, Winnelien, Sara, Jada, Aisha, Rhemrel, Evi, Stanley, Ferra, Nikki, Dymphna, Michel, Bigikli Ali Nerseli

Materials: wood, primer, permanent markers, lacquer Dimensions 73.5 x 101 cm (H x diameter)

unpainted painting

household cloth, paint on frame
Dimensions: 32 x 25 x 2.5 cm (HxWxD)

unpainted painting

Table cloth, paint on frame
Dimensions: 130 x 110 x 2,5 cm (HxWxD)

project Management

Used study book (Dutch language) for university of applied sciences students, written by Jan Verhaar. Image on cover and in book: ‘360˚ lecture Erasmus Bridge’ on 19 May 2004, Rotterdam

Copies: 30
Year of production: 2004-2016 Book, offset printing, third edition 2008, Boom educational publishing
Dimensions: 24 x 17,1 x 1,6 cm (HxWxD)
Signature Hans Bossmann: on 1st page

cutting board

Underlayment (wooden) plank used as a saw table top in renovations and for arranging exhibitions

Dimensions: 122 x 244 x 1,8 cm (HxWxD)

Year of production: since 2013

farewell dear colleagues, let me draw a dot on your head and enter into my world

Farewell party for colleagues at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences. When they enter, Hans Bossmann draws a dot on the face of each of his colleagues and delivers a short, soft spoken personal farewell message. Subsequently a photo portrait is made of each colleague

With S. Hallema (DJ demo Virtual Reality film) en S. Bossmann (Host)

Copies: 3
Year of production: 2015
Photo print and pencil on Hahnemuehle paper
59,3 x 42 cm
Photo lab: Coloron, Haarlem
Signature Hans Bossmann: initials pencilled on print in the bottom right corner

Date photography: 18 December 2014
Location photography: lightship Vessel11, Wijnhaven Rotterdam

the principle of art will not be lost

At the commemoration ceremony for Henk Peeters, Hans Bossmann drew a dot on the face of each participant while saying: “The principle of art will not be lost.”

Copies: 5
Year of production: 2013
Photo print and pencil on Hahnemuehle paper
32,5 x 42,5 cm
Photo lab: Coloron, Haarlem
Date photography: 21 April 2013
Location photography: Pier van Scheveningen, The Hague
Signature: pencilled on print in the bottom right corner


Found plank
(Burned) wood and street refuse
Found in 2015
Dimensions: 57,8 x 38,8 x 1,8 cm (HxWxD)


"Half an hour after the death of my father I put toy eyes on his face and took this picture. A man who is okay with that shows confidence in his son."

Copies: 3
Year of production: 2010-2015
Photo print and pencil on Hahnemuehle paper
20,5 x 36,2 cm

Photo lab: Coloron, Haarlem
Date photography: 14 July 2010
Location photography: Hertog Karellaan 7, Cuijk
Signature: pencilled on prints bottom

roof insulation

Polystyrene, bitumen
100 x 61,5 x 4 cm (HxWxD)
Found in 2014

Daily Without News

or Zeitung Ohne Nachtlichten or Dagblad Zonder Nieuws

Newspaper without text and images. On Saturdays with a supplement without news. Presentation of pilot issue by H. Peeters. The newspaper has become news itself, a German and an English edition were published, the Day Without News took place as a one-off event. The newspaper was used by subscribers and readers for their own activities, such as reading it ostentatiously in the morning train or during an anti consumption day in Germany. The newspaper was discontinued in December 1998

Copies: unlimited edition
Paper, ink, tape
11,5 x 29,5 x 0,6 cm (H x W x D)

Printed at E.M. De Jong, Baarle Nassau

ink pen cloth

Ballpoint on cotton
Dimensions: 38,5 x 35,5 cm 
Year of production: 1995 – 2001