Eppe de Haan began as a painter havin studied at the Royal Academy for the Visual Arts in The Hague. As a painter he seemed to be searching for what could not be seen. His search led him to the three dimensionality of sculpture, which has given him the possibility of revealing hidden depth, fracturing surfaces to discover what lies beyond, using a fragment to suggest the whole, juxtaposing different aspects to reflect the complexity and mystery of his subject. There is an implicit movement in de Haan's sculptures, a sense of past and present. The strong composition that defined his painting is always present in his sculpture. The beauty of marble, its inherent sensuality, its demand for discipline is able to express the tension between control and freedom, which is so central to Eppe de Haan's sculpture.