Hans Joel is a Brooklyn Born, Los Angeles based artist who has been honing his practice since his teens and early adulthood as a master barber in shops from Queens, New York to Charlotte, North Carolina. Following his career as a barber he was led by his passions into the music industry working with an array of Hip-Hop artists, labels, management companies and talent agencies. In the second half he delved deep into the art and industry of live performance, as an artist manager participating in live concerts from night clubs to arenas throughout all of the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Now after twenty years of helping foster the career of musicians and performing artists, he's returned to cultivating his own voice telling his story in various mediums. With no formal education in the arts he is fueled by many great painters and visionaries of the ages but most significantly, his grandfather, John Arthur Elder, who earned his Bachelor's in Art from Howard University in 1949 while studying under the premier African American Art Historian and Artist, James A. Porter.

Currently he is centering his practice in grounding. Inspired by the meditative and self healing practices of Zen and Kintsugi Hans has created abstract patterns and landscapes of bold shapes and colors of acrylic paint over various mediums of canvas and wood panels. He has also evolved his practice with the use of cotton for carpet tufting and wearable art apparel.