Daan Noppen working on a big scale drawing

Daan Noppen: Pencil Drawings of Still Life

Photo Courtesy of Daan Noppen

Daan Noppen is an international artist mainly working in drawing and photography. He is best known for his realistic larger than life drawings of portraits and bodies.

‘Amsterdam based artist Daan Noppen brings a special dynamism to his pencil drawings of still life and portraits. His works are not only eye-catching for their precise layering of details, but also in their massive size that gives his subjects a more palpable presence. A closer look at each piece reveals mathematical equations between the pencil lines that relate to our reality. More recent works express the artist’s continued fascination with mathematics, geometry, and physics, as his figures appear to be gauged, dissipate, and intermingle in a void of empty vector space’.

Hi-fructose magazine march 2016

Daan Noppen‘s work has been exhibited in New York(USA), Mexico DF(Mexico), Shanghai(China), Metz(France), Luxembourg(Luxembourg), Belgium, The Netherlands. The artists Symmetry I&II drawing recently won an A’design Award 2016 in the category Arts, craft and ready-made.



Paintguide, Thinkspace, Los Angeles (US) Nov 2019
La Tarea Trece, Jardin de Hercules, Queretaro (MEX)
Dreamscapes, Re-Art, Viechtach (Ger) 1 June 2019 – 1 Sept 2019
Pigmalion, Residency, Tamnjanica (Serbia) August 2019

Residency El pez soluble, Mexico (dec 2018 – jan 2019)
Unicorn, Morrengalleries, Utrecht (NL)
Micro art fair, Art House Holland, Leiderdorp (NL)
Mescenas project

Prospect 4,  with Brittany Schall, New Orleans (USA) Nov 18, 2017 – Feb 25, 2018
Dreamscapes, Re-Art, Traun (Austria) 9 Nov 2017 – 23 Feb 2018
Artlab Munchen, Galerie Benjamin Eck II, Munchen (GER) 2 Sept
NOOR, with Mattijs van Bergen, Gallery Lensvelt, Amsterdam (NL)

​Aqua Art Fair with Kallenbach Gallery (Miami Art Basel), Miami (USA) 30 Nov – 4 Dec
Kallenbach Gallery, ‘The Secret of the Master’ group show, Amsterdam (NL)
Kallenbach Gallery, Works on Paper show group show, Amsterdam (NL)

Compagnie theater, large and small drawings, Amsterdam (NL) Show together with Raphael Hermans
St.Vincents, drawings, and limited edition prints, Antwerp (Belgium)

The Ambassadors, Solo of small drawings & prints, Amsterdam (NL)

Artist in residence The Nationale Reisopera, Enschede, (NL)
Group show Galerie14, Luxembourg city, (Luxembourg)

North Faces, Lele Gallery, Metz, (France)
LC Projects, Brooklyn, NY, (USA)

The Ambassadors, Solo show photography and drawings, Amsterdam (NL)

Arteamericas, Miami Beach FL, USA Art fair with Hardcore gallery
Artemis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Opus II (upcoming)
Arti08, The Hague, The Netherlands
Prinsengracht 88, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Group Photography exhibition
Museo Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico DF, Mexico PUI Mexico
Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba PUI Cuba (upcoming)


Selected Awards
Winner A’design Award 2016 in the category Arts, craft and ready-made.
1 nomination, 5th Spider Awards 2010
1 honorable mention, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2009
7 nomination International Photography Awards 2008
Bronz Epica 2006
Nominee German Design Preis 2005
Nominee Dutch Design Award 2005
Nominee Dutch Design Award 2004



Photos Courtesy of Daan Noppen