Hans van Bentem followed the course in monumental design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where he graduated in 1988. In the beginning, Van Bentem mainly painted. He was inspired by the punk and turned away from society. There are works by Hans in several places in public spaces in the Netherlands.
Later, he also became proficient in other materials, such as crystal, wood, porcelain, ceramics and bronze, where he made sculptures and installations.