17-11-2023
‘Pseudo False RNA / Blue’ 2023. (SL)
C-print, 700 mm x 1000 mm .
Artist proof.


12-10-2023
‘Ball Chain / Bullet Belt’ 2023. (SL)
C-print, 700 mm x 1000 mm .
Artist proof.


12-10-2023
‘Pentagon Personal DNA 3’ 2023. (space light)
C-print, 700 mm x 1000 mm .
Artist proof.


12-10-2023
‘Pentagon Personal DNA 2’ 2023.
C-print, AP, 700 mm x 1000 mm .
Artist proof.


28-09-2023
‘Pentagon Personal DNA 1’ 2023.
C-print, AP, 700 mm x 1000 mm .
Livingroom shot.


28-09-2023
‘Pentagon Personal DNA 0’ 2023.
C-print, AP, 700 mm x 1000 mm .
Studio shot.


08-06-2023
‘Armor’-‘Sacrifise’ 2023.
Aluminumobject, 390 pieces, each 98 mm x 65 mm x 2 mm.
Total : body size. Aluminum/Rivets/Epoxy.

In late 2017, a series of modularly structured sculptures appeared in my oeuvre, inspired by the functioning of the human body and devolutionary processes. This was the first experiment, but it never came to a conclusion. I started working on it recently again to complete it. Will keep you informed.


Recursion: Modular Sculpture

Monograph, 96 pages, 21 x 27 cm
Bilingual (Dutch/English)
Offset CMYK + 3 PMS, 3 different paper stocks
Limited/numbered edition of 300
ISBN 978-90-9036207-6 / NUR 646

Essay: Michael van Hoogenhuyze
Photography: Richard Smit
Book design: Viktor Hachmang

€39,95 (shipping not included)
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In late 2017, a series of modularly structured sculptures appeared in the oeuvre of Dutch visual artist Jos Hachmang, inspired by the functioning of the human body an devolutionary processes. He was searching for a modular building block, so-called ‘sprockets’, to be able to construct monumental works built from smaller elements. This publication documents this process: from the first attempts at the ‘sprocket’ design, to the construction, the aesthetics and the meanings behind these works.

The realization of the first resulting monumental object ‘Recursion’ (commissioned by Vitablend/Barentz, Wolvega, mid-2020) has been recorded by photographer Richard Smit. This photo series is an autonomous artistic expression by Smit and shows the sculptor in his studio. Recurrent themes are the separate parts and construction of the object and the recording of the final sculptures in-situ.

An essay by art historian Michael van den Hoogenhuyze deepens the substantive, art-historical aspects behind the series of objects. The piece offers interesting perspectives and connections that touch on the fields of geometry, biology and religion.






06-05-2022
‘New State of Flux 22’-‘Crown of Thorns-Bronze’ 2022.
Ceramic object, 19 pieces, each 13 cm x 6 cm x 12 cm.
Total 40 cm x 30 cm x 56 cm. Glazed porcelain/Black firing clay.
11-04-2022
‘New State of Flux 22’-‘Crown of Thorns-Evolution Black&White’ 2022.
Ceramic object, 35 pieces, each 16/18 cm x 8 cm x 18 cm.
Total 55 cm x 55 cm x 105 cm. White Arita type porcelain/Black firing clay/Steinzeugmasse.




11-04-2022
‘New State of Flux 22’-‘Crown of Thorns-Evolution White’ 2022.
Ceramic object, 20 pieces, each 18 cm x 8 cm x 18 cm.
Total 55 cm x 55 cm x 105 cm. White Arita type porcelain.




23-03-2022
‘New State of Flux 22’-‘Crown of Thorns-Evolution Black’ 2022.
Ceramic object, 15 pieces, each 16 cm x 8 cm x 18 cm.
Total 52,5 cm x 52,5 cm x 92,5 cm. Black firing clay/Steinzeugmasse.




23-03-2022
‘New State of Flux 22’-‘Crown of Thorns-Evolution Black’ 2022.
Ceramic object, 15 pieces, each 16 cm x 8 cm x 18 cm.
Total 52,5 cm x 52,5 cm x 92,5 cm. Black firing clay/Steinzeugmasse.




25-01-2022
First work this year, an experiment in a new technique.
How to convert the plastic material from the 3d printer into a beautiful durable object. A ceramic object on a larger scale consisting of 12 pieces of black firing clay, each 20 cm x 8 cm x 20 cm.
‘New State of Flux 21’-‘Crown of Thorns-Evolution Black’ 2022.



31-12-2021
Last piece for this year, a plastic model for a possible ceramic object on a larger scale.
‘New State of Flux 21’-‘Crown of Thorns-Evolution’ 2021, PLA. 70 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm.



28-12-2021
‘New State of Flux 21’-‘Crown of Thorns-Sepul’ 2021, plastic model. 60 cm x 21 cm x 21 cm.



25-12-2021
‘New State of Flux 21’-‘Crown of Thorns’ 2021, plastic model. 60 cm x 22 cm x 22 cm.



30-11-2021
‘New State of Flux 21’-‘City One’ 2021, drawing.



24-11-2021
‘New State of Flux 21’-‘System bronze durable’ 2021, drawing.



23-11-2021
‘New State of Flux 21’-‘New DNA’ 2021, drawing. Work in progress, object for medical center.



23-11-2021
‘New State of Flux 21’-‘New DNA’ 2021, drawing. Work in progress, object for medical center.



10-11-2021
‘New State of Flux 21’-‘Stadium floor’ 2021, drawing. Work in progress. Floating utopia, more parts to come.



10-11-2021
‘New State of Flux 21’-‘Stadium floor’ 2021, drawing. Work in progress. Floating utopia, more parts to come.



02-11-2021
‘New State of Flux 21’ 2021, drawing. Work in progress. Floating utopia, more parts to come.



28-07-2021
‘New DNA 21’ 2021, wood. 180 x 190 x 32 cm. Work in progress. Wooden mockup to be cast in bronze or aluminum.



30-07-2021
‘Cru’ 2021, clip made as a background ‘wallpaper’ projection, big screen, for a wine tasting event.
Drone footage: YouTube / Music: Haruomi Hosono





02-06-2021
‘Research Watercolor’ 2021, glass, steel, PLA and ink. 100 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm



15-03-2021
‘Red Sun’, polyester, steel, concrete, led lights,. 350 cm x 2000 cm round, 2014 video Richard Smit 2019






03-03-2021
‘I love bamboo how it looks and because man carve it into flutes’ 2021, aluminum, steel, bamboo. 80cm x 45 cm x 35 cm


28-01-2021
‘System Precodex O’ 2021, aluminum, steel, plywood. 110 cm x 47 cm x 35 cm


28-01-2021
‘System Precodex O’ 2021, aluminum, steel, plywood. 110 cm x 47 cm x 35 cm


13-11-2020
Night view. ‘Recursion’ 2020, aluminum, steel, LED lights. 350 cm x 280 cm x 280 cm at Vitablend plant, Wolvega, Netherlands


07-09-2020
‘Recursion’ 2020, aluminum, steel, LED lights. 350 cm x 280 cm x 280 cm at Vitablend plant, Wolvega, Netherlands


02-09-2020
‘System Precodex’, Bamboo, aluminum, steel LED lights. 80 cm x 33 cm x 33 cm


02-09-2020
‘System Precodex’, Bamboo, aluminum, steel LED lights. 80 cm x 33 cm x 33 cm


02-09-2020
‘System Precodex’, in progress. 80 cm x 33 cm x 33 cm


11-08-2020
ProQR Design, in progress.


16-06-2020
Maintenance. ‘Red Sun’, Noordwijkerhout
Steel, polyester, led lights and concrete.

05-06-2020
Impression placement; ‘Recursion’ 2020 Wolvega.
Stainless steel, aluminium. 275 cm x 275 cm x 300 cm.

05-06-2020
Working on it; Recursion

04-06-2020
Transport; Recursion

01-06-2020
Ready for transport; Recursion

22-01-2020
Getting it together; Recursion
Photo: Richard Smit
07-01-2020
Start to work on a commission for public space; Recursion
Photo: Richard Smit
01-09-2019
System Mk 6 / Mk 7, 2019 175 cm x 50 cm x 50 cm
Painted plywood, perspex, stainless steel cable, nuts, bolts and aluminum tube.
22-07-2019
System Mk 6 / Mk 7, 2019 175 cm x 50 cm x 50 cm
Painted plywood, perspex, stainless steel cable, nuts, bolts and aluminum tube.
30-06-2019
System Mk 5 (Axioma), 2019 ready for exhibition.
15-06-2019
System Mk5 (Axioma), under construction