Stan Van Steendam

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 currently in Barreiro, 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.

  • Master in Visual Arts, Ghent (BE)


  • Dust Road, Galeria Nordés, Santiago de Compostela (ES)
  • Lá de além, Bjorn & Gundorp Gallery, Aarhus (DK)
  • Palazzo Monti in collaboration with Sunday-S gallery and Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery, Brescia (IT)
  • Poeira, Magazyn, Antwerp (BE)
  • Lagoas, Archiraar, Brussels (BE)
  • I've never built anything on new land, Barbé Urbain, Ghent (BE)
  • Chiarificazione, Theca Gallery, Milan (IT)
  • New Works, Asphodel, New York (USA)
  • Cinzento, Archiraar, Brussels (BE)
  • What does it matter, Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg (DE)
  • Kosmos, Galerie LOOF, Jubbega (NL)
  • Pico installation, vitrine jeune artiste, Les Brasseurs art contemporain, Liège (BE)


  • duo show with Sarah Loibl, G/ART/EN, Como (IT)
  • visible invisible, groupshow with Philipp Modersohn, Manuel Burgener, Stan Van Steendam, Barbé Urbain, Ghent (BE) curated by Domenico de Chirico
  • Staycation, Barbé Urbain, Ghent (BE)
  • Galerie Albert Dumont, Brussels (BE)
  • Summer Group Show including works from Private collections, Sunday-S Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)
  • BREATHE and FREE, Museum St. Wendel (DE)
  • ZWRT, Barbé Urbain, Ghent (BE)
  • The future has no presence, Asphodel, New York (USA)
  • Absolute, Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg (DE) 
  • Harvest, Theca Gallery, Milan (IT)
  • Aspetti di superficie, Theca Gallery, Milan (IT)
  • Panach', D'apostrof, Meigem (BE)
  • Galerie Albert Dumont, Brussels (BE)
  • (in)cohérences, Abstract Project, Paris (FR)
  • Pico installation, vitrine Hidden project, Brussels (BE)


  • Art Rotterdam, represented by Barbé Urbain
  • Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen, represented by Galleri Jacob Bjorn 2019 — Collectible, art & design fair, Brussels
  • Galeristes, art fair Paris, represented by Archiraar
  • Galeristes, art fair Paris, represented by Archiraar


  • Valke Vleug, Puurs (BE) 2019 — Palazzo Monti, Brescia (IT) 2017 — Cripta747, Torino (IT)
  • Syntax, Lisbon (PT) 
  • Prainha, Pico (PT)


  • 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


  • Untitled, 2016
  • pigments, plaster and epoxy on wood Galerie LOOF, Jubbega (NL)

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