I’ve known Steven van Lummel for 20 years now. I see him as a social sculpture - similar to his graduation project for the KABK. He founded SBSC (Stichting ter Bevordering der Sociale Contacten) and got his whole social circle involved. Basically his entire network graduated the KABK. Slowly SBSC turned into the PIP, a legendary club in The Hague.
His autonomous art is the one thing he does alone. It’s his outlet with a language that follows and visualizes a common thread that slowly starts to be shaped abstract. I see this as his trace, his grip and roots. In this manner, he can always find his way back while traveling to the future. A modern-day Steven en Gretel story.
Steven made a lot of artworks during his residency at Het HEM. Steven lived in this old munition factory for three months when it just opened, and also during the first and second lockdown. To celebrate this long creation period and the launch of our new website, Steven is putting all of this work on his Patty profile for you to buy