LUWTE

In haar fotografie legt Sterre Arentsen de details vast van een onvatbare wereld. Dit levert beelden op die visueel vervreemdend zijn en tegelijkertijd vertrouwde ervaringen oproepen. Haar fotoserie Luwte, onderdeel van Stil 't Tij, is een emotionele tocht door de stad Zutphen. Het verleden, het heden en de toekomst: alles vloeit hier in elkaar. Tijden worden getijden en geven Zutphen op die manier een karakter dat net zo speels is als de IJssel. /// Deze fotoserie is tot 19 september 2021 te zien in tentoonstelling 'Stil 't Tij' in Dat Bolwerck te Zutphen, onderdeel van IJsselbiënale 2021.

In haar fotografie legt Sterre Arentsen de details vast van een onvatbare wereld. Dit levert beelden op die visueel vervreemdend zijn en tegelijkertijd vertrouwde ervaringen oproepen. Haar fotoserie Luwte, onderdeel van Stil 't Tij, is een emotionele tocht door de stad Zutphen. Het verleden, het heden en de toekomst: alles vloeit hier in elkaar. Tijden worden getijden en geven Zutphen op die manier een karakter dat net zo speels is als de IJssel. /// Deze fotoserie is tot 19 september 2021 te zien in tentoonstelling 'Stil 't Tij' in Dat Bolwerck te Zutphen, onderdeel van IJsselbiënale 2021.

KAMMERSPIELE

The world often appears staged to me. People follow their daily routines as if their agenda was a screenplay. Stand still in a crowded place and you quickly see the patterns emerge. They lead nowhere, though. Everybody would like to play the main role in his life, but nobody fits the part. The truth is we´re just not good enough actors. We´re not exactly a good audience either, peaking behind the scenes whenever we get the chance. The more sight, the less insight. It´s funny we wonder so much about the things we don´t understand. It´s obvious, what´s behind the curtain just isn´t meant to be seen. 2020 - 2021

The world often appears staged to me. People follow their daily routines as if their agenda was a screenplay. Stand still in a crowded place and you quickly see the patterns emerge. They lead nowhere, though. Everybody would like to play the main role in his life, but nobody fits the part. The truth is we´re just not good enough actors. We´re not exactly a good audience either, peaking behind the scenes whenever we get the chance. The more sight, the less insight. It´s funny we wonder so much about the things we don´t understand. It´s obvious, what´s behind the curtain just isn´t meant to be seen. 2020 - 2021

STUDIO

Shots I made during the internship at N / J Studio in Amsterdam, 2020

Shots I made during the internship at N / J Studio in Amsterdam, 2020

SEPTRE

Size options (including frame): 30 x 40 cm / 24 x 30 cm. Signed, open edition. Including: oak frame with float glass (45% UV-protecting) with passe partout. Are you interested in this artwork or another one? Please send an email to sterre.arentsen@gmail.com. Colours may vary from your computer screen.

Size options (including frame): 30 x 40 cm / 24 x 30 cm. Signed, open edition. Including: oak frame with float glass (45% UV-protecting) with passe partout. Are you interested in this artwork or another one? Please send an email to sterre.arentsen@gmail.com. Colours may vary from your computer screen.

CATHARSIS

Size options (including frame): 30 x 40 cm / 24 x 30 cm. Signed, open edition. Including: oak frame with float glass (45% UV-protecting) with passe partout. Are you interested in this artwork or another one? Please send an email to sterre.arentsen@gmail.com. Colours may vary from your computer screen.

Size options (including frame): 30 x 40 cm / 24 x 30 cm. Signed, open edition. Including: oak frame with float glass (45% UV-protecting) with passe partout. Are you interested in this artwork or another one? Please send an email to sterre.arentsen@gmail.com. Colours may vary from your computer screen.

ENCORE

Size options (including frame): 30 x 40 cm. Signed, open edition. Including: oak frame with float glass (45% UV-protecting) with passe partout. Are you interested in this artwork or another one? Please send an email to sterre.arentsen@gmail.com. Colours may vary from your computer screen.

Size options (including frame): 30 x 40 cm. Signed, open edition. Including: oak frame with float glass (45% UV-protecting) with passe partout. Are you interested in this artwork or another one? Please send an email to sterre.arentsen@gmail.com. Colours may vary from your computer screen.

SHIVER

Shiver is a body of work, made at night. The night is something that really fascinates me. All the darkness, the lack of sight, it makes me really uncomfortable. The fear I experience is what triggers me to make certain photographs. This is what fascinates me, how your emotions can affect your work. In this series, I focus on the emotion 'fear'. 2018 – 2020

Shiver is a body of work, made at night. The night is something that really fascinates me. All the darkness, the lack of sight, it makes me really uncomfortable. The fear I experience is what triggers me to make certain photographs. This is what fascinates me, how your emotions can affect your work. In this series, I focus on the emotion 'fear'. 2018 – 2020

FREQUENCY

In the summer of 2019, I followed my younger brother around with my camera. We were spending time at the swimming pool of a house we were watching over. I found out that my brother knew exactly what to do when I pointed my camera at him. He already knew what I wanted to capture before I could even think of it. He understood perfectly how to position himself in the frame before my eyes. I had never experienced such a connection between the two of us before. For a brief moment he put aside his tough, adolescent character and replaced it with everything I wanted to see. The outcome was a collection of photographs that seem to be one. A detailed description of something that cannot be described by words, cannot be seen and yet can be felt beyond boundaries. An intimate family portrait.

In the summer of 2019, I followed my younger brother around with my camera. We were spending time at the swimming pool of a house we were watching over. I found out that my brother knew exactly what to do when I pointed my camera at him. He already knew what I wanted to capture before I could even think of it. He understood perfectly how to position himself in the frame before my eyes. I had never experienced such a connection between the two of us before. For a brief moment he put aside his tough, adolescent character and replaced it with everything I wanted to see. The outcome was a collection of photographs that seem to be one. A detailed description of something that cannot be described by words, cannot be seen and yet can be felt beyond boundaries. An intimate family portrait.