From the turn of the millennium Hansa (Hans Versteeg) developed rapidly. As a versatile designer his free style work plays an ever-growing role, initially in the form of his photography. Unexpectedly, for himself and others, Hansa made a change in 2010 to oil painting as an art form. Over a short period of time, he developed into a painter with a major talent for fabric expression, similar to the masters of the 17th century such as Gerard ter Borch. Hansa, however, is inspired by the subjects in the contemporary world of the 21st century, as can be seen from his cellophane wrapped flower-still life subjects and to socially relevant topics such as the refugee problem and covid 19.
drs. Diana P.T. Kostman, art historian