Nick Steur is a Dutch performance/visual artist who works with materials such as stone, sand, steel and water. He graduated from the Theater Academy in Maastricht in 2011. Steur won, among other things, the ‘Laureate Young Theatre’ at the TAZ festival in Belgium and the ‘Scotsman Fringe First’ (best new writing) at the Edinburgh Fringe in the United Kingdom. He collaborated with artists such as Merlijn Twaalfhoven and Erik Kaiel. Renowned institutions such as Middelheim Museum Antwerp, Kaaitheater Brussels and international festivals invite him to experience the here and now through his work and to see the things we take for granted in a different light.
He is currently supported by SoAP, Workspace Brussels and the Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts.
Photo: Alastair Bett
“I have to lock myself up for a few days to make a new ‘Drop sculpture’ on location. It is important not to have a contrived concept other than to drop or drip something. This method creates space for me to discover the subtle qualities of a room.” Sturgeon creates art installations for a building and its users. The gentle, yet powerful quality of a drop can usually be experienced as it falls, continuously. A Drop sculpture is a site-integrated installation that offers the opportunity to bring the observer back to the present and revalue (a specific) space and time.
Nick believes that nothing is concrete. Everything in and around us is always in motion. Even if it takes longer than a human life. Manually slowly splitting a rock is both an auditory and visual experience.