ABOUT

‘Sterre Arentsen is a Dutch Artist that uses photography as her primary form of expression. She recently finished her Bachelor in Crossmedia Design at the AKI ArtEZ University of the Arts in Enschede. Her artistic practice is based on exploring the relation between human and nature. Her work aims to capture emotions where they seemingly do not belong, often carried by an air of melancholy. People rarely appear in her pictures. It is mostly lifeless objects that convey humanity in their place. Sterre manages to find reflections of our nature in our surroundings, turning the world inside out in a sense. To achieve this, she adopts an almost scientific approach. Various analogue techniques allow her to extract more from a scene that meets the eye at first glance. Where the laws of physics paint a very clear and specific picture of the world, her imagery shows us its negative. Fittingly, most works come to life during nighttime.’

EDUCATION

2017 – 2022 Crossmedia Design (cum laude) – AKI ArtEZ Enschede
2020 – 2021 Applied Physics – Propedeuse diploma achieved (cum laude) – Saxion Enschede
2020 – Visa Pour l’Image – Canon Student Development Programme – Online Edition
2020 – N/J Studio – Internship – Amsterdam
2016 – TEKEN Design – Internship – Zutphen

EXHIBITONS

now
31/08/2022 – Melkweg Expo – Graduation Show/Arty Party – group

soon
12/11/2022 – Buiten Westen #3 – Drawing Centre Diepenheim – group
20/11/2022 – Kunsthal Hof 88 – Almelo – group

past
2022 – AKI Finals – Enschede (july) – group
2021 – Stil ‘t Tij – IJsselbiënale 2021 – Dat Bolwerck Zutphen – group
2021 – Herbelichting – Fotogalerie Objektief Enschede – duo
2018 – Secret 7 Contest – NOW Gallery Londen – group

PUBLICATIONS & FEATURES

2022 – Metropolis M – Graduates Appendix – Cover/p.34 – Publication
2022 – Carte Blanche Students Finalist – Paris Photo – Feature
2022 – VIEPA – Vienna International Photo Award – Honorable Mention – Student Award
2022 – Coup De Coeur – Incadaqués International Photo Festival – Instagram Contest Prize – Feature
2021 – Fotozomer Zutphen – IJssel-biënnale – Publication
2021 – LFK Magazine – winter edition – Single image – Publication
2020 – Ce que cache la nuit – Fisheyemagazine – Feature
2020 – Encourage – Canon – Photobook – Publication
2019 – Lowlands festival – Design contest – Publication