Jan Rothuizen (1968 Amsterdam) realized at an early age he was a better artist wandering streets of cities instead of working in the confinement of a studio. Since then, he exhibited and published internationally. He describes his way of working as a form of echolocation. His presence has an impact on the environment, but the surroundings change him as well.
In 1999 he published ‘On A Clear Day You can See Forever’ a book with drawings photos and texts on New York City. In 2004 and 2006 he worked in Guangzhou China and Cairo Egypt. In 2008 he exhibited in the New Museum in New York City. In 2009 he published The soft Atlas of Amsterdam (17.500 copies sold!) a collection of hand drawn maps of the city he grew up in. Jan Rothuizen works on drawn reportages for the national daily newspaper ‘De Volkskrant’.
In 2014 he created Martijn Van Tol and Dirk Jan Visser and Submarine Channel the interactive documentary ‘Refugee Republic’