Martin-Jan van Santen. Showroom

 

Martin-Jan van Santen ( *1968 ) describes his works as an "ode to beauty". In these works the  Dutch artist goes on a search for the beauty of the body and asking the questions "What makes a body beautiful?" or "Why is this body beautiful? Through the use of light and shadow, van Santen illuminates his figures from several different angles, thus emphasizing the texture and expression of the body.

Martin-Jan van Santen – Fun
2021, oil on canvas
90 x 130 cm
( 35 1/2 x 51 1/4 in )

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Martin-Jan van Santen – Fun
2021, oil on canvas
90 x 130 cm
( 35 1/2 x 51 1/4 in )

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Rapid ductus, blurred contours and light reflections determine the artist's compositions and lend a certain sense of lightness to their motifs.

Martin-Jan van Santen – Stream
2021, oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
( 47 1/4 x 35 1/2 in )

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Martin-Jan van Santen – Stream
2021, oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
( 47 1/4 x 35 1/2 in )

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Martin-Jan van Santen – Serious
2021, oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm
( 31 1/2 x 23 2/3 in )

EUR 3.500,-* ( exclusive VAT EUR 2.941,-** )

Martin-Jan van Santen – Serious
2021, oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm
( 31 1/2 x 23 2/3 in )

EUR 3.500,-* ( exclusive VAT EUR 2.941,-** )

In his works, Martin-Jan van Santen shows everyday situations that are as far removed from reality as possible, but are familiar to us. However, van Santen wraps them in a mythical light.

Martin-Jan van Santen – Flowers
2020, oil on canvas
80 x 120 cm
( 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 in )

EUR 5.000,-* ( exclusive VAT EUR 4.201,-** )

Martin-Jan van Santen – Flowers
2020, oil on canvas
80 x 120 cm
( 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 in )

EUR 5.000,-* ( exclusive VAT EUR 4.201,-** )

Martin-Jan van Santen – Cellar Party
2017, oil on canvas
90 x 120 cm
( 35 1/2 x 47 1/4 in )

EUR 5.300,-* ( exclusive VAT EUR 4.453,-** )

The scenes are as authentic as they are intimate, yet they do not leave the viewer out, but rather involve him. His anonymous figures give us the freedom to bring in our own feelings and memories of those days, which were full of ease and light-heartedness.

Martin-Jan van Santen – Cellar Party
2017, oil on canvas
90 x 120 cm
( 35 1/2 x 47 1/4 in )

EUR 5.300,-* ( exclusive VAT EUR 4.453,-** )

Martin-Jan van Santen was born 1968 in Oudehaske, Netherlands and graduated from the Academy of Arts, Constantijn Huygens in Kampen, where he continues to work today. Previous group exhibitions include Droombeelden, Museum Nagele, NL in 2020; 25 Years Stakk, Koornmarktspoort Kampen, NL in 2016; Art Biennale Eilat, Art Museum Eilat, Eilat, IL in 2015.

 

More information about Martin-Jan van Santen can be found here.


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