Since founding The Haas Brothers in 2010, Los Angeles-based twin brothers Nikolai and Simon (b.1984) have spurned arbitrary artistic boundaries and hierarchies, creating a playful and provocative world that merges art, fashion, film, music, and design. Their openness to material experimentation and general curiosity has resulted in a wide-ranging visual lexicon that incorporates a spectrum of materials from stone and porcelain to brass and bronze to self-invented resins and polyurethanes. Their dynamic practice is connected at once by technical precision—supported by their active collaborations with an array of artisans—and an acute sense of humor and whimsy that speaks to a universality of experience and makes their work feel refreshingly accessible and human.
Solo exhibitions include The Bass Museum of Art (Miami Beach, 2019) Boesky West (Aspen, 2018), Patricia Low Contemporary (Gstaad, 2018), Lora Reynolds Gallery (Austin, TX, 2016 and 2017, ) U.T.A. Artist Spa (Los Angeles, 2017) Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago, 2017), R & Company (New York, 2014 and 2016) and Galerie Gmurzynska (Zurich, 2013). Group exhibitions include KMAC Museum (Louisville, KY, 2019), Boca Raton Museum of Art (Boca Raton, 2017) R & Company (New York, 2017), Mori Arts Center Gallery (Tokyo, 2017), ArtScience Museum (Singapore, 2017) Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York, 2017), Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (New York, 2016), Kasher Potamkin (New York, 2014), R & Company (New York, 2012 and 2013) among others. Works by the artists are held in the following public collections: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, NY Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, as well as in private collections in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia.