Stijn Elshuis

Stijn Elshuis (1991)

Woont in Amsterdam. Werkt in Amsterdam.

WE LIVE IN A PERIOD OF RAPID TRANSITION, IN A TIME WHERE PEOPLE ARE SERIOUSLY THINKING ABOUT LIVING ON MARS, IN A COMPUTER GAME, OR IN A MATRIX, AND IN WHICH WE CAN GIVE A COMPUTER A BURN-OUT BY MEANS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. AS AN ARTIST WORKING WITH 3D SCULPTURES AND PHOTOGRAPHY I TRY TO TRANSLATE THESE DEVELOPMENTS IN WORKS THAT DEAL WITH THIS THEME AND UNDERLYING QUESTIONS. I WONDER WHAT ROLE NATURE WILL PLAY AND WHAT CHANGES CAN, AND WILL, TAKE PLACE WITHIN NATURE AND WHAT FORMS THIS NATURE MIGHT TAKE ON. NATURE SEEMS TO BE OPPOSITE OF TECHNOLOGY, THE RAPIDLY CHANGING TECHNOLOGY VERSUS THE SLOWLY EVOLVING NATURE. NATURE THAT PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN OUR SHARED HISTORY THROUGH THE GREAT STORIES AND FAIRY TALES, THROUGH OUR DEPENDENCE AND OUR STRUGGLE TO CONTROL IT. BUT COULD WE REALLY GO TO MARS OR LIVE IN A GAME, WHERE NO TREES OR BUSHES GROW, AND NO BIRDS FLY, WHERE THE EVIDENCE OF A RIVER OF CENTURIES OLD MUST BE READ FROM LINES ON A PICTURE, BUT WHERE NO WATER ACTUALLY FLOWS. WILL WE NOT LONG FOR THE IMAGE OF TREES, ANIMALS AND PLANTS? JUST LIKE THE CITY PEOPLE IN THE CITY’S LONGS FOR A PARK AND TREES IN THE STREET. THIS NATURE IS NOT NECESSARY FOR SURVIVAL BUT IS NECESSARY FOR A LIVABLE ENVIRONMENT. AND HOW WILL WE THEN SHAPE THIS 'ARTIFICIAL' NATURE? ​

Galerie Vriend van Bavink
Amsterdam - Nederland

CV Stijn Elshuis

CV Stijn Elshuis Education 2014-2016 Vrije Kunsten, Sint Lucas, Antwerpen 2013-2014 Schilderkunst, Koninklijke Academie voor schone kunsten, Antwerpen 2012-2013 Product design, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Utrecht Exhibitions — Men zegt dat de zon een ster is, solo. galerie Vriend van Bavink, Amsterdam, 2019 — Wonderland, group, Kasteeltuin Assumburg Heemskerk, 2019 — Solo , Moira, Utrecht,, 2019 — This Art Fair, solo, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam,2018 — Attic 61, group, Amsterdam,2018 — The Isle of Data,solo Museum Belfort, Sluis,2017 — (Re)inventing Nature, FOTODOK, Utrecht, 2017 — Maakbaar, duo, SBK, Breda, 2017 — This Art Fair, solo, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam,2016 — Braakland, FotoMuseum (FOMU), Antwerpen,2016 — FlashBack (graduation show), Campus Congres, Antwerpen,2016 — DRIFT in staat tot natuur, Felix Meritus, Amsterdam,2016 — Eerste Persing, oude Beurs, Antwerpen,2016 — Bridging the Island, Showroom. Antwerpen,2015 — Atelier 46, Atelier 46, Antwerpen,2015 Publications PF Magazine nr. 4, Leven in een kunstmatige wereld Mister Motley, http://www.mistermotley.nl/art-everyday-life/stijn-elshuis-sint-lucas-academie-antwerpen Galerie Vriend van Bavink galeie@vriendvanbavink.nl 0613193603