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.

ABOUT

‘Sterre Arentsen is a Dutch Artist that uses photography as her primary form of expression. She is currently finishing her Bachelor in Crossmedia Design at the AKI ArtEZ University of the Arts in Enschede. Her work aims to capture emotions where they seemingly don´t belong, often carried by an air of melancholy. People rarely appear in her pictures. It´s mostly lifeless objects that convey humanity in their place. Sterre manages to find character in our surroundings, turning the world inside out in a sense. To achieve this, she adopts a very scientific approach that explores the irrational as a second nature. 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 – 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

soon
2022 – AKI Finals – Enschede (july) – group

past
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

2021 – LFK Magazine – winter edition
2020 – Ce que cache la nuit – fisheyemagazine – Website feature
2020 – Encourage – Canon – Photobook
2019 – Lowlands festival – Design contest