Academy Graduation Exposition 2024

I will graduate this year from the D’Academie Beeld van Sint-Niklaas. And that includes an exhibition where you can admire the students’ works.

Academie Expo Eindwerken
Academie Expo Eindwerken

I am showing a selection of my works from the art series ‘March 2 Infinity’.

You can find more information regarding the exposition on the academy site (NL).

My works will be shown at the ‘Collegekerk’.

Looking forward to see you there,

Steven

Academy Open Doors

My local academy Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) is having its ‘open doors day’ this weekend. People can freely visit all the class rooms and get to know the various disciplines and look at the created art by the students.

Academy Open Door 1
Academy Open Door 1

A selection of my ‘Mars 2 Infinity’ art works are on display as well. You can find them in the class room and in the hallway.

Academy Open Door 2
Academy Open Door 2

Feel free to drop by and explore the academy.

More info at the academy website (dutch).

Expo Model X Finished

The academy group exposition ‘Model X’ came to an end last sunday. It was a great success with over 1000 visitors during these 3 weeks and an overall very positive reaction.

Expo Model X
Expo Model X

Over 30 students of the ateliers ‘Living Model 2D & 3D’ exhibited together a great variety of their works. The response of the visitors was very positive and praised the variety and quality of the showed works.

Student Artwork(s)
Student Artwork(s)
Student Artwork(s)
Student Artwork(s)
Student Artwork(s)
Student Artwork(s)
Student Artwork(s)
Student Artwork(s)
Student Artwork(s)
Student Artwork(s)

I showed recent artworks from my art series ‘M2I Traditional’ and ‘M2I Transhumanism’.

Sedas M2I Artworks
Sedas M2I Artworks
Sedas M2I Artworks
Sedas M2I Artworks
Sedas M2I Artworks
Sedas M2I Artworks
Sedas M2I Artworks
Sedas M2I Artworks
Sedas M2I Artworks
Sedas M2I Artworks

Thank you to everyone who came along. Your visit & positive reactions are very encouraging to continue our artistic journey.

And also thanks to the academy, my fellow students and especially to our art teacher Benny Luyckx, who made this all possible.

It was a great experience and we learned alot. Looking forward to a next one.

You can find more info about my participating artworks on the dedicated exposition page.

Kind Regards,

Steven

Expo Model X

I am excited to announce I will participate in a new academy group exposition ‘Model X’.

Expo Model X
Expo Model X

The students of the ateliers ‘Living Model 2D & 3D’ will exhibit together a selection of their works.

I will be showing recent artworks from my art series ‘M2I Traditional’ and ‘M2I Transhumanism’.

Sedas M2I Artworks
Sedas M2I Artworks

The exposition will take place on location in the heart of Sint-Niklaas, Stationsstraat 43, in an empty building that is being taken decorated by the students and teachers.

vernissage on Friday 21 April at 7 pm.

from Saturday April 22 to Sunday May 7

Saturday, Sunday from 11am-5pm

More info at the academy page (nl).

Everyone welcome !

Kind Regards,

Steven

Academy Open Doors

My local academy Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) is having its ‘open doors day’ this weekend. People can freely visit all the class rooms and get to know the various disciplines and look at the created art by the students.

Academy Open Door 1
Academy Open Door 1

My traditional AI based art works are on display as well. You can find them in the class room and in the hallway.

Academy Open Door 2
Academy Open Door 2

Feel free to drop by and explore the academy.

More info at the academy website (dutch).

Exposition PARADE

I am participating in the exposition ‘PARADE’ at the art academy in my home town Sint-Niklaas (Belgium).

Exposition PARADE
Exposition PARADE

I am displaying some of my new “tradqan” oil paintings from my ‘March 2 Infinity’ art series. The art series examines the impact of technology on humankind and the quest for Transhumanism. The works themselves are created using a process of feeding my own traditional oil paintings into an AI computer model which then generates new images. Those new images are then used as a source for creating a new traditional oil painting. And then the process restarts …

Students will also work in the exposition area during normal class hours so feel free to drop by and say hello.

More info regarding the exposition at the academy website (dutch).

Night of the Academy

Last weekend of the 25/26th of January there was the 2 yearly event ‘Night of the academy’ which features a non-stop flow of events at the art & music academy in my home town Sint-Niklaas.

The event started at 12:00 saturday and lasted through the night until 12:00 on sunday.

I participated together with my fellow art student Wilfried at the ‘1 hour expositions’ event in which every hour a new exposition started with art of the students.

Digital Waves works on the expo
Digital Waves works on the expo

We both showed 4 pieces - Wilfried showed his latest oil portraits while I showed my latest charcoal drawings from my ‘digital waves’ series.

We both had a great time and enjoyed our one hour of fame :P

Wilfried and myself enjoying the expo
Wilfried and myself enjoying the expo

I want to thank Wilfried for sharing his 1 hour spot with me and our teacher ‘Benny’ for making this happen.

Disegno - Exposition at the Academy

The exhibition ‘Disegno (Drawing) - The drawing as a process’ is on display in the academy of Sint-Niklaas.

This exhibition consists of 2 parts in which drawing is represented as a process in all its facets - ’the result’ (part 1) and ’the sketch / design as the basis of an artistic process’ (part 2).

“Sketches and designs form the basis of an artistic process. They illustrate the often fascinating quest of artists and students. They show the process that precedes the product. However, the sketch can also stand on its own, as a diary fragment or independent work of art, in 2D or 3D The intimacy and vulnerability of the sketch shows very nicely how an artist follows a certain path and arrives at the end result.

We devote the second part to sketches by both contemporary artists and old masters, in addition to the sketchbooks and design drawings of our teachers and students from all degrees.”

In this 2nd part, sketches of the teachers and students of the academy are also exhibited. Including 4 sketches of myself from the digital waves art series.

Me in front of my wall with works at the expo
Me in front of my wall with works at the expo

The exhibition can be seen in the square room of the academy and runs from 6 April to 19 May 2019.

Academy Graduation 2018

The 2018 annual graduation exposition of the academy of Sint-Niklaas at the Bau-Huis during the weekend of the 9th/10th of June was a great success.

Over 125 students graduated and showed their creative talents in a variety of crafts, materials and mediums in the 3 exposition rooms.

Bauhaus Exposition
Bauhaus Exposition

I am happy to announce I graduated as well after 4 years model drawing.  This class has been a great experience in which I slowly transformed from doing traditional large model drawings into my own little universe of combining models with my own theme(s).

With the exposition I had the opportunity to show an overview of my drawings from my art series ‘Digital Waves’ which tackles the current waves of new technology that are impacting mankind.

Graduation Art Works
Graduation Art Works

The exposition was overall a great success for all students & teachers and personally I received a lot of positive feedback and appreciation … thanks to everyone that came along and said hi. 

The next coming months I am taking a well deserved vacation from the academy to think about what I will be doing next … and hopefully to do some paintings and drawings as well …

Academy graduation projects 2018

Time goes fast when you are having fun. I am currently in the 4th and last year of the model drawing classes at the academy and I am graduating.

I will therefore be part of the graduation exhibition where one can see art works of all graduating students from all disciplines.

Graduation Exposition Banner
Graduation Exposition Banner

I will be at site during the whole weekend.  Feel free to come by and say hi.