Sander Steins

Sander Steins

Nijmegen, Netherlands

About Sander Steins

"My main artistic obsessions are nature, industrial subjects and technology, but I am also deeply interested in the darker sides of society and mankind. Towards art media I take a holistic approach. All the technological developments of the past decades have made it possible for me to experiment with new digital techniques. But I also still use traditional techniques and materials like pencils, paint, graphite, oil pastels and ink. I blend all these new and traditional media in a wild and expressive way, often by building, destroying and rebuilding."

-Sander Steins (b1973, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Events

Awards / Recognitions:

Sander Steins explores the complexities of human nature through entropic compositions. With a background in photography, Sander combines digital and hand-drawn techniques to present visual dichotomies between nature and technology. Based in the Netherlands, Sander has exhibited his work across Europe, the United States, and Asia, including at the Karuizawa New Art Museum in Nagano, Japan, and The Other Art Fair London.

Monty Preston -Associate Curator at Saatchi Art-
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"Sander Steins's combination of digital techniques and traditional mediums have garnered him a strong track record of sales and acclaim including nominations for the 2018 color awards photo masters cup"

-Aurora Garrison, Assistant Curator at Saatchi Art

2021 - Artist to watch in 2021, Art Connect / www.artconnect.com, Berlin (Germany)
2019 - 24th December Saatchi Art Artist of the Day
2019 - Color Awards Photo Masters Cup, 12th Edition, Nominated for the finals in the category Architecture
2018 - Color Awards Photo Masters Cup, 11th Edition, Nominated for the finals in the category Architecture
2018 - 5th March Saatchi Art Artist of the Day
2017 - Color Awards Photo Masters Cup, 10th Edition, Nominated for the finals in the category Architecture
2015 - 2018 Selected multiple times in Saatchi Collections
2015 19th October Saatchi Art Artist of the Day
2014 Prix lacritique.org at Salon Réalités Nouvelles (France)
2014 Kunstpreis der Stadt Fürstenwalde (Germany) / 1st art prize of the city Fürstenwalde (Germany)
2012 Color Awards Photo Masters Cup, 5th Edition, Honorable Mention in the category Architecture

Exhibitions

(selected) Exhibitions:

2020: 'Contemporary Landscape 2020'
CICA Museum (South Korea)
2019: The Other Art Fair, London (United Kingdom)
2019: Independent Hotel Show -with Saatchi Art- Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
2018: The Other Art Fair, London (United Kingdom)
2018: "U20pia", Norwich (United Kingdom)
2017: "Exploration and Investigation" Subterranean Arts, Ipswich (United Kingdom)
2017: "Transition" The Storey Institute, Lancaster (United Kingdom)
2016: "Revolution" University of Suffolk Campus, Ipswich (United Kingdom)
2016: “Karuizawa New Art Museum”, Nagano (Japan)
2015: “Art Connection 15”, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
2014-2015 “Focus on Latin America”, Shade Gallery/monOrchid, Phoenix (USA)
2014 “RN Structure”, Guoyi Art Museum, National Gallery of Fine Arts, Beijing (China)
2014 "Focus On Latin America: Art Is Our Last Hope", Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix (USA)
2014 “Salon Réalités Nouvelles”, Paris (France)
2014 "8. Ausstellung Miniatur in der bildenden Kunst”, Fürstenwalde (Germany)
2014 “48 Stunden Nuekölln”, Berlin (Germany)
2013 “Myths and Legends of Eastern Europe, part 2″, curated by Iryna berezhko, Galerie LWW, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2011 The Ambassadors, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2006 “Kunstvlaai 6, Motherland”, Amsterdam (Netherlands)