Stan Van Steendam Bruselas, Bélgica,

The work of Belgian artist Stan Van Steendam challenges our ideas of tradition and modernity. His work reflects the intimacy that exists between the artist and his craft, his materials and the emotions and sensations that are embodied in his thoughtful creations: sculptural objects and large-scale monochromatic pictorial explorations.
His practice aims to deconstruct the materiality of painting, which he explores through an extensive layering process of raw pigments, plaster and other materials such as ash, earth and dust. Keen to be close to his materials and to control their traces and movements, Van Steendam works primarily with his hands, treating the material in a sculptural manner, questioning notions of the boundaries of painting and sculpture.
Van Steendam, who lives and works between Brussels and Portugal, is motivated by classical painting and the work of other artists but also by the places where he chooses to reside and by nature.

2003 — 2007, Master in Visual Arts, Ghent (BE)   SOLO EXHIBITIONS   2021 — Dust Road, Galeria Nordés, Santiago de Compostela (ES)   2020 — Lá de além, Bjorn & Gundorp Gallery, Aarhus (DK)   2020 — Palazzo Monti in collaboration with Sunday-S gallery and Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery, Brescia (IT)   2019 — Poeira, Magazyn, Antwerp (BE)   2019 — Lagoas, Archiraar, Brussels (BE)   2018 — I've never built anything on new land, Barbé Urbain, Ghent (BE)   2018 — Chiarificazione, Theca Gallery, Milan (IT)   2018 — New Works, Asphodel, New York (USA)   2018 — Cinzento, Archiraar, Brussels (BE)   2017 — What does it matter, Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg (DE)   2017 — Kosmos, Galerie LOOF, Jubbega (NL)   2015 — Pico installation, vitrine jeune artiste, Les Brasseurs art contemporain, Liège (BE)   GROUP EXHIBITIONS   2021 — duo show with Sarah Loibl, G/ART/EN, Como (IT) (may 2021)   2021 — visible invisible, groupshow with Philipp Modersohn, Manuel Burgener, Stan Van Steendam, Barbé Urbain, Ghent (BE) curated by Domenico de Chirico (march 2021)   2020 — Staycation, Barbé Urbain, Ghent (BE)   2019 — Galerie Albert Dumont, Brussels (BE)   2019 — Summer Group Show including works from Private collections, Sunday-S Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)   2019 — BREATHE and FREE, Museum St. Wendel (DE)   2019 — ZWRT, Barbé Urbain, Ghent (BE)   2018 — The future has no presence, Asphodel, New York (USA)   2018 — Absolute, Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg (DE)   2017 — Harvest, Theca Gallery, Milan (IT)   2017 — Aspetti di superficie, Theca Gallery, Milan (IT)   2017 — Panach', D'apostrof, Meigem (BE)   2016 — Galerie Albert Dumont, Brussels (BE)   2016 — (in)cohérences, Abstract Project, Paris (FR)   2015 — Pico installation, vitrine Hidden project, Brussels (BE)
  FAIRS   2021 — Art Rotterdam, represented by Barbé Urbain   2019 — Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen, represented by Galleri Jacob Bjorn 2019 — Collectible, art & design fair, Brussels   2018 — Galeristes, art fair Paris, represented by Archiraar   2017 — Galeristes, art fair Paris, represented by Archiraar ARTIST RESIDENCIES   2021 — Valke Vleug, Puurs (BE) 2019 — Palazzo Monti, Brescia (IT) 2017 — Cripta747, Torino (IT)   2016 — Syntax, Lisbon (PT)   2015 — Prainha, Pico (PT)   PUBLICATIONS Dust Road, artist book, 2021 além, with an essay of Alex Bacon, 2020 AKT magazine issue 3, with a text by Laura Bonne, 2020 consistenti meditazioni, text by Stefano Roberto Mazzatorta for exhibition catalogue chiarificazione, 2018 KOSMOS, catalogue exhibition at Galerie LOOF, Jubbega (NL), 2017 Dubuisson en Van Steedam, COLLECT AAA april, Ghent (BE), 2016 catalogue exhibition at Lifeisart Antwerp (BE), 2017 (in)cohérences, Abstract Project, Paris (FR), 2016   PERMANENT INSTALLATION Untitled, 2016 pigments, plaster and epoxy on wood Galerie LOOF, Jubbega (NL)

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