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PUBLICATIONS
  • PAN, Amsterdam Rai
  • RAW Artfair Rotterdam
  • PAN, Amsterdam Rai
  • KunstRAI, Amsterdam

MUSEUM AAN HET VRIJTHOF - SOLO EXHIBITION
In 2019 Jan Stel has his 1st solo museum exhibition in Museum aan het Vrijthof. With the title, "Manmade / no human", 2 floors with 10 rooms have been furnished. A largest exhibition. The ambiance of the MAHV goes from classical to modern, just like the oeuvre of Stel's photography.
More info about the Vrijthof exhibition.

PUBLICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Jan his photography received a lot of interest from (inter) national media and has been published in De Volkskrant, De Telegraaf, FD Persoonlijk, NRC Handelsblad, The Daily Mail, in dozens of magazines (Focus, Pf Magazine, …) and on many websites and blogs. It also obtained several awards, like the Sony World Photography Awards, International Color Awards and the Epson Pano Awards. It’s exhibited regularly and is part of many private and corporate collections. Jan Stel Photography

EXHIBITIONS / ARTFAIRS

Fresh Eyes Photo Fair
Gashouder - Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
16 - 20 September 2020

Group-exhibition Project 2.0 Gallery.
Jan Stel - Industrial Landscapes.
11 July - August 2020

Solo-exhibition, Manmade / no human.
Museum aan het Vrijthof‘ Maastricht, The Netherlands.

22 June - 15 September 2019

Kunst RAI, Amsterdam. 17 - 22 April 2019
art KARLSRUHE, Germany. 21 - 24 Februari 2019
PAN, RAI Amsterdam. 18 - 25 November 2018
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park London UK. 18 - 21 October 2018

Hotel Arena solo exhibition, ‘Manmade / no Human‘.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

6 July - 6 September 2018

Combined exhibition, ‘Lost Places‘.
Continuum Gallery, Königswinter, Germany.

16 April - 17 June 2018

Art Breda, Breepark Breda. 19 - 22 April 2018
Kunst RAI, Amsterdam. 04 - 08 April 2018
PAN, RAI Amsterdam. 19 - 26 Nov 2017
Kunst RAI, Amsterdam. 31 May - 05 June 2017
RAW Artfair, World Trace Centre Rotterdam. 08 - 12 Feb 2017
Realisme, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. 19 - 22 Jan 2017
PAN, RAI Amsterdam. 20 - 27 Nov 2017

2nd solo exposition and 1st book release, Manmade / no human,
Eduard Planting Gallery - Fine Art Photographs.

24 Sep - 05 Nov 2016

Kunst RAI, Amsterdam. 01 - 05 June 2016
Rotterdam Contemporary. 10 - 14 Feb 2016
Realisme, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. 21 - 24 Jan 2016
PAN, RAI Amsterdam. 21 Nov - 29 Nov 2015
Kunst RAI, Amsterdam (solo show) 27 - 31 May 2015
Rotterdam Contemporary. 04 - 08 Feb 2015
Realisme, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. 15 - 18 Jan 2015
PAN, RAI Amsterdam. 23 - 30 Nov 2014

SONY World Photography Awards Exhibition 2014
Somerset House, London England.
01 - 18 May 2014

KunstRAI, Amsterdam. 04 - 09 June 2014
RAW Artfair, Cruise terminal Rotterdam. 05 - 09 Feb 2014
Masters of LXRY, RAI Amsterdam. 12 - 16 Dec 2013
PAN, RAI Amsterdam. 23 Nov - 01 Dec 2013
Floris Siemer Art Gallery. 18 May - 23 June 2013
Red Pengiun Art Gallery, Marbella Spain. 01 March - 01 June 2013
Solo exposition Het SPANT! Bussum NL. 01 March - 01 June 2013
ART Warehouse Rotterdam, Fenixloodsen. 05 - 10 Feb 2013
PAN, RAI Amsterdam. 18 - 25 Nov 2012

Solo exposition, ‘Abandoned & Forgotten’,
Eduard Planting Gallery - Fine Art Photographs.

27 Oct - 22 Dec 2012

ArtAntique, Jaarbeurs Utrecht. 22 - 29 April 2012
Realisme, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. 19 - 22 Jan 2012
PAN, RAI Amsterdam. 20 - 27 Nov 2011
FotoFestival Naarden, Naarden Vesting. 21 May - 19 June 2011
ArtAntique, Jaarbeurs Utrecht. 17 - 25 April 2011

MEDIA EXPOSURE

SOLO - EXHIBITION, "MANMADE / NO HUMAN"
MUSEUM AAN HET VRIJTHOF, 22 JUNE - 15 SEPTEMBER 2019

MANMADE / NO HUMAN
Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht presents a retrospective exhibition of fine art photographer Jan Stel from 22 June until 15 September 2019. The exhibition 'Manmade / no human' comprises 75 photographic artworks of abandoned buildings with characteristic architecture; locations that were once bustling with life and activity. The photographer impressively demonstrates the beauty of decay.

Jan Stel explores and photographs desolate places of our time. A forgotten world from which the human presence has disappeared. Over the past twenty years he has photographed numerous locations at home and abroad. The artist has a great fascination for the aesthetics of past glory. It is the essence of his photographic work. The history of precious, authentic buildings, the absence of people and lost craftsmanship play a prominent role. The past left behind is photographed with pure, natural light.

Extended "Museum aan het Vrijthof" page
Download the museum brochure Museum aan het Vrijthof - Manmade / no human brochure

MONUMENTAAL MAGAZINE, AUGUSTUS 2019
MUSEUM AAN HET VRIJTHOF, SOLO-EXHIBITION

DE SCHOONHEID VAN VERVAL
Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht presents a retrospective exhibition by art photographer Jan Stel. The exhibition, entitled Manmade / no human, includes 75 photos of abandoned buildings. The photographer impressively shows the beauty of decay. The museum also shows work that has not been shown before.

Jan Stel explores and photographs desolate places. A forgotten world from which the human presence has disappeared. Over the past twenty years, he has captured numerous locations, mainly abroad. Including an old gas holder, a steel factory, a cooling tower, a power plant, a wine cathedral, a casino and stately country houses. Some of these locations have been preserved, but many have since disappeared over time.

Monumentaal magazine / De schoonheid van verval Monumentaal magazine

PUBLISH MAGAZINE
PUBLICATION FOR THE "MANMADE / NO HUAMAN BOOK"

OUD ROEST VERHAAL
Until November 5, Eduard Planting Gallery will be showing "Manmade / no human", the second solo exhibition by art photographer Jan Stel. At the same time a photo album appears under the same title. Stel talks about his theme, his working method, his creative ideas. "Think, develop, play until you get your own style. Only then can you build an oeuvre". Text by: Dirk van Ginkel.

Read the whole story in Publish magazine PDF Monumentaal magazine

SOLO - EXHIBITION, "MANMADE / NO HUMAN"
HOTEL ARENA - AMSTERDAM, 6 JULY - 6 SEPTEMBER 2018

MANMADE / NO HUMAN
Hotel Arena is een bruisende ontmoetingsplek in Amsterdam-Oost. Dankzij de mix van buurtbewoners, hotelgasten en bezoekers van het Oosterpark is er altijd reuring. Het monumentale pand waarin Hotel Arena is gehuisvest, kent een roemruchte geschiedenis van kunstenaars en artiesten. De paden van Jan Stel en Hotel Arena elkaar in de stijlvolle ambiance van het recentelijk gemoderniseerde en uitgebouwde hotel.

Jan Stel fotografeert verlaten locaties. Locaties waar de tijd al lang geleden haar intrede heeft gedaan, waar de mensheid ooit vertrok en nooit meer terug kwam. Stuk voor stuk erfenissen uit het verleden die ooit bruisten van leven en bedrijvigheid maar nu stil en vergeten zijn. De door mensen verlaten, karakteristieke architectuur en tekenen van verdwenen vakmanschap tonen zoveel van hun geschiedenis; voor Jan reden genoeg om naar zijn camera te grijpen. Hetgeen de essentie van Manmade/No Human heeft vorm gegeven.

Hotel Arena extend page Hotel Arena exhibition - Manmade / no human Hotel Arena exhibition - Manmade / no human

JAN STEL - "LOST GLORY EXHIBITION"
CONTINUUM GALLERY, 16 April - 17 June 2018

LOST GLORY
The Dutch photographer Jan Stel made murals in Amsterdam in his youth, sometimes illegally but often on commission or by free hand. He could spend hours creative at home making detailed drawings and illustrations. Inspired by his father's photography, he reaches for the camera and first teaches himself to photograph in an analog way. Even with the switch to digital images, photos have retained a pure character. Since then, many magazines have published Jan Stel's photos and he has received numerous awards for his work.
The exhibition is in combination with the wonderful sculpture works of Marek Zyga.

Stel is regularly looking for new locations to expand his collection. That's why he travels all over Europe, followed by his passion for abandoned places and hoping to find lost history. In the beginning his photography style was mainly documentary (more than 20 years ago), which he developed into artistic works of art. The results are powerful perspectives, abstract compositions and photographed with an excellent photographic eye for detail and sense of color.

The works of art are very refined, they are printed on high-quality paper, finished in a wooden frame and provided with museum glass for protection.
All artwork is perfectly printed by The Final Art Print.

Lost Glory exhibition page Continuum Gallery - Lost Glory exhibition

LIMITED BOX / BOOK

INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES, LIMITED EDITION BOX

LIMITED EDITION BOX:
The Industrial Landscapes series bounded into a luxery limited edition box. All fine art prints are printed on warm-looking paper, with rich tones and a silky-smooth glossy surface. The firmly crafted box is luxurious linen bound with a perfect finish and has a blind embossing foil-filled title. The size of the box is 50 x 40 cm.

LIMITED EDITION BOX PRINT:
With the box comes also 1 print (60 x 48 cm including paper white) of your choice from the selection of 8. This selected artwork is finished with a beautiful black wooden frame and is protected with anti-reflection museum glass.

Details about the limited edition box! Industrial Landscapes, limited edition box

PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK: MANMADE / NO HUMAN!

The "Manmade / no human" book has 184 pages, with a linen bound hard cover and includes lots of panoramic photographs.
A signed and numbered “Special Edition” limited to 50 pieces will be available when purchasing the book.
DETAILS OF THE BOOK

I would like to share my fascination and admiration for the beauty of decay with you through a book, so that you can also wander around in the wonderful world of the abandoned and forgotten. Conceived, designed and built by people, but now deserted by everyone. This book is a personal selection of the many sites that I have photographed over the years. It is not a dull collection of dozens of photographs that are put in a book without much coherence. I opted for a division into 13 chapters, with each chapter telling the story of one location. Obviously my pictures of these locations take the lead, but I also added a short history and a personal narrative about that particular location. And sometimes about the risks you need to take to make that one picture or series that tells my story of these places.

Manmade / no human is 103% successfully funded by Voordekunst. Many thanks donators and the Amsterdams fonds voor de kunst!
Voordekunst. Amsterdams fonds voor de kunst


SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BOOK
  • Format 24.5 x 24.5 cm, 184 full color offset pages, edition of 500.
  • All artwork is having spot varnish and includes lots of spreads.
  • Hardcover, Brillianta linen, 145 g paper, sewn, bound and straight back.
  • Publication date 24 September 2016, the book is printed by EPOS Press and issued by EPFAP Publishing
  • ISBN 97890824937-2
  • Price excluding shipping; € 39,50
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    Only limited available for special occasions
Jan Stel, Manmade /no human photography book