STEVEN NEDERVEEN | FEELS LIKE HOME
Steven Nederveen, Secret Hideout, mixed media on panel, 54 x 54 inches
FEELS LIKE HOME
April 7 - 23, 2022
Opening First Thursday April 7, 2022 | 6 - 8 pm
Steven Nederveen’s artwork has long been grounded in the artist’s meditation practice and influenced by the calming effect of immersion in his favorite places. The artist creates oceanic coastlines, panoramic landscapes, and tree compositions using heightened colors and an almost magical, high contrast golden light. The world becomes a place of wonder and mystery as we recognize what is familiar and discover what we are invited to perceive.
Utilizing a unique and layered process, Nederveen’s artworks combine techniques that result in richly textured surfaces. For his newest body of work, Feels Like Home, Nederveen returns to childhood memories of frequent sailing trips with his family - times that cultivated comfort and familiarity with the waters of the Salish Sea. These early journeys in the waterways of the Western Canadian Coast provided Nederveen with a sense of home deeply connected to the elements of the region. Shores on the Puget Sound, views of open waters and distant landscapes - environmental realities that kindled the exploration of maintaining a transmutable home within the world. Feels Like Home includes works that are in form familiar to inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest; yet by using fantastical colors, Nederveen allows us to see his landscapes as though through a lucid dream.
Steven Nederveen, Pillars of Home, mixed media on panel, 60 x 48 inches
Correlations created through climate and geography only go so far; Nederveen takes his specific memories and expands the notion of home to envelop the universal potential we all are welcome to experience; finding the peace of home within ourselves.
Steven Nederveen received a Bachelor of Design from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, and studied at Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB. He has shown his work across North America. His artwork is part of many collections including Armani Canada, Richmond, BC; Air Canada Lounge at La Guardia, New York, NY; and the Al-Fayed Family Collection, London, UK. He has been the subject of many media features including House and Home Magazine Canada; West Coast Homes and Design; and Vancouver Home Magazine.