Stuer, Maarten

Born in 1965 in Yokohama, Maarten Stuer is a sculptor of Flemish origin.
A graduate of the Beaux-Arts in Antwerp in 1989, where he specialized in graphic arts, drawing and lithography, Maarten Stuer left for Barcelona in the early 1990s and learned the work of the earth (École Supérieure of Art and Design Llotja). In 1995 he moved to France, in the Gers where he devoted himself entirely to clay sculpture, imbuing his works with this specific sensitivity, closely linked to the earth and the natural environment.

In 2010, when the AIC (International Academy of Ceramics) came to France, Maarten Stuer's sculptures were shown in Paris for the first time. Frédéric Bodet, Curator of the Circuit Ceramique at the Arts Décoratifs: the contemporary French scene, presented two monumental sculptures in sandstone within the Museum.
Since then, we have been able to find the works of Maarten Stuer, at the Pavilion of Arts and Design in Paris and London in
2013. In 2015, at Design Days Dubai. And more recently, at the Collect Salon in London, Saatchi Gallery in February 2017. These different collaborations allowed the artist to show us his work in sandstone, large dimensions and to explore the limits of the material that is clay "I chose clay; a material that in the end is hard, but fragile. He said.