Mick Govert Santman
Gouda, 1999
Rotterdam Based

Mick Santman is a photographer who creates minimalist images that border on abstraction.


His creative process involves thinking while making, and he often uses personal issues such as stress as a starting point. However, he strives to relate these subjects to a broader audience. Through material expression and technical experimentation, he aims to evoke a sense of calmness in his photography.

In his latest project, "Blue Mind," he explores society's relationship with rest in our contemporary world. Santman's work is characterised by its minimalistic and abstract qualities, and he is interested in using photography as a means of universal expression.


Curriculum Vitae:



Exhibitions:


Past:

17/09 - 17/12 / Group Exhibition / Kaapse Maria, Rotterdam

21/09 - 24/09 / Photo fair / Galerie Ron Mandos / Fair / Unseen, Amsterdam

22/10 - 17/11 / Re-Generation / Group Exhibition / Stichting Kunstwerkt, Schiedam

2023     Best of graduates 2023 / Group Exhibition / Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

2023     WdKA Graduation Show / Group Exhibition / Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

2022     Instruments of Interference / Group Exhibition / Sodafabriek, Schiedam

2021      InsideOUT / Group Exhibition / SKVR, Rotterdam

2019      Making (a) Public / Group Exhibition / Photo festival Schiedam


Awards and nominations:

2023     Ron Mandos Youngblood Award - Nominated

2023     Drempelprijs - Awarded

2023     Push Award - Nominated


Education:

2017 - 2023    Fine arts; Photography, Willem de Kooning Academy


Internships:

2022    Studio 500watt


Contact:



micksantman@gmail.com

+31 6 235 80 333