- Thanks for taking the time to come see my work. If you are looking for my available inventory of artwork, please click the "FIND MY WORK" link above, it will take you to the galleries that carry my work. Also, my instagram account @steven_nederveen will have a few more interesting things such as exhibition shots, studio shots, that sort of thing. Otherwise, please enjoy perusing my site.
CURRENT/UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS: TBD
* CreatorsVancouver.com has a fantastic Q&A article from my exhibition "The Ocean In Us".
* Check out my BIO and Artist Statement, I added some fun stuff.
This is a showcase of my personal favourites from the past 2 years.
These works are my own large scale photographs that I've enhanced and edited with acrylic paint, blurring the lines between photography and painting. Using thin washes of paint, etching into the emulsion of the photo and painted areas of thick impasto, the images are tactile and painterly while also being photographic sharp.
My work is featured internationally in galleries, art fairs and magazines, and is part of many private and public collections including Air Canada, the House of Armani, and the Canadian Embassy in Iceland.
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insights into my latest body of work.
A Few Favourites
Thanks for visiting. Let me tell you a bit about my work. My work focuses on the changeable relationship we have with nature. Loving and destroying in the same breath. The darkness of the human psyche underlies many of my overtly positive and uplifting nature scenes. Oceans and forests are idealized, radiating an inner light that burns. This heightened effect corresponds to our own yearning for more, wanting to be at one with nature, to control it, to be moved by it, to tame it. This quote by philosopher Alan W. Watts captures my thinking:You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.' These mixed media paintings blur the lines of photography and painting, realism and experience. Click on the images to find out more about the piece.To see more paintings, and availability, check out the gallery links.