Ruben de Haas (1988) is a conceptual and visual artist based in Amsterdam. Ten years he trotted the globe and lived in Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Bali & Cambodia. Prior to being a full time artist, he was able to join creative studios, open a gallery, publish a book, win some awards & work for a long list of diverse clients. Back in Amsterdam, he likes mixing cheese with hagelslag (try it), cooking Japanese rice, testing How Much Ink A Marker Contains and supporting others to be creative.


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Full Artist Statement

My work is not about the actual art, it is about being creative. I have a strong passion for creativity and a big drive to expand my artistic practice, explore new materials and find new methods of making things. I like sharing not just what I make, but also how I make it. The love for creativity and art was passed on by my parents who both went to art school. As soon as I could hold a pen they invited me to join them and I basically never stopped. In my work I fill paper or canvas with monochromatic colors but I aim to work with a large variety of materials like concrete, wood, glass and fabric. My art is bought by collectors in New York, Australia, Wales and the Netherlands. In 2022 I got nominated for the ‘Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst’ (The Royal Dutch Art Prize) and I work full time in my studio near Amsterdam.


(group) 11 Spijkers/Nagels, Maastricht 2022 (NL)

(solo) The Colorblind Show, 2022 (NL)

(solo) The Sun Is Not Yellow, It Is A Chicken, 2021 (NL)

(solo) Friends by Friends, Broedplaats Bogotá, 2021 (NL)

(solo) How Much Ink Does A Marker Contain? LTS, 2020 (NL)

(solo) From Good To Not So Terrible, Salamon Art & Design, 2018 (NL)


Coloruben, DOBA Gourmet, 2016 (Mexico)

Ongoing group exhibition, Nadería, 2016 (Mexico)

M E X I C O L A, Coloruben Gallery, 2015 (Mexico)

Los Jubilados de San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Pínta, 2015, (Mexico)

Shut Up And Eat Your Kale Chips, Alchemy Bali, 2014 (Indonesia)

Opening of the Wilderland Gallery, 2013 (New Zealand)

Awards / Nominations

Nomination, Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst 2022, longlist (last 36 artists)

Winner, SAN Accent 2019, ‘Smart Idea’ for advertising with monty amsterdam

Nomination, SPIN Awards, ‘Smart Phone Challenge’ with monty amsterdam

Winner, San Accent 2018, for advertising campaign with monty amsterdam

Worked for (as a creative designer)

AHD Paper Co
Ahoy Trader
Alchemy Bali
Bandit Kids
Into the Fold
Bali Inspired Magazine
Lulu Stars
Rafiki Mwema
Oldman’s Bali
Acapulco Pro Festival
ESQ Advocaten
monty amsterdam
Outside The Box Studio
Doba Gourmet
Colette Winkens
Promenant Coaching
Zing Your Brand
Evermore (Band)
OKYES Productions
Join the Magazine
Walldog World
Salty Banter
BASKK at Kirra Point
Ginger Savely
Blind Lyle Films
Yoga Dogs
Fang Magazine
CUCU Covers
Recreo San Miguel
Positive Headspace
LifePath Retreats


Gauwe Klauwe (Podcast interview)

Flow Magazine, The Netherlands

Day-glo Rothko by Mark Ashurt for 2ndOpinion

Fang Magazine (see page 48 for Article)

Big Stock Photo (Top 10)

IdN (Beyond Positive)

Sometimes Ruben get’s himself into film too, watch that here