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Peter Jac Steenman - 1958

Biography
My childhood took place largely in the Kennemer dunes of North Holland. For me a world that continues to this day is decisive for my path of life . Nature in all its facets, from the unpredictable forces of the North Sea to the mystic morning mist in the valleys and the vast plains of the underlying polder. A living encyclopedia of flora and fauna, as yet untouched ... and for me in my childhood a world trying to translate in images.
I am a observer, firstly from a sensory perception and as the time passed developed and grew the spectrum to an increasing stratification.This was fueled by my education at d'Witte Lelie in Amsterdam, followed by 35 years of photography and 3 years Fontys School studying Visual Arts in Tilburg.
Nowadays my inner child takes me to deeper experiences and I travel along the path of ancient cultures, science, philosophy and Art in a fascinating world full of special cross-references.
Wonderment knows no bounds. I invite you to experience the reflections of my work as a renewed encounter, a reunification with your inner child ...
“A true artist is created by the fusion of an owl and a falcon: he never falls asleep...”
“True art is born out of ignorance and total silence. This provides an artist access to the treasury of the universe ...”

Painting

Painting

I paint with my soul. My eyes are the most important tools and the canvas is a reflection of soul stirrings that I shape from a multispectral perspective.

Painting is feeling, breathing, but also silence. Away from the day-to-day worries. Looking at art gives a proportional feeling.

My work can refer to nature, but also, for example, to a connotation of music by one of my favorite composers. For myself I see the connections that are often hidden in almost inorganic phenomena.In the series "Signs & Tales", an epic series I unfold iconographic cartoons with old and new symbolism such as tattoos with an underlying meaning.

I am a painter, but above all a storyteller, related to the journeys in my life. Merged into an endless universal flow… ..

“In fact, I do not paint myself: I merely follow the dialogue that my inner child holds with the canvas, unbiased and uninhibited by conditioning.”
“The secret of life is the path of truth and consciousness , the magic of art is a tangible footprint on the same path..”
“Painting seems a kind of navigation without a final destination...”

Photography & Conceptual Art

Photography & Conceptual Art
In my photography plays the layering around the subject a leading role.
From a broad spectrum and an interweaving of different perspectives I try to get to the core of my idea. It is not so much about the recording of 'recognizable' images but rather to bring about a feeling experience.
The context itself tells the story.This concptual approach should be read as a film.
“Wonder about the mystery of life. Do not try to control it”
“Life experience is a very precious gift. The value, however, expires immediately if you never want to share this...”
“Artists and trees are quite the same: the sky is the limit and their roots reach deep into the ground...”

Galleries

Galleries

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Contact

If you have any questions or requests, please don't hesitate! Please e-mail and I will reply as soon as possible.

info@peterjacsteenman.com

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