Artist Statement

René de Sans is a Berlin based visual artist. He works mainly with photography and film. His primary artistic interests include the exploration of human bodies as visual, visceral and psychological landscapes that express, incarnate and question ideas of identity, gender, sexuality and taboo. René de Sans’ art plays with, explores and deconstructs normative ideas in search of alternative, authentic and diversified modes of expression. His style incorporates a wide array ranging from minimalistic and emotionally charged portraits to highly stylized symbolic poses and metaphorical scenes that sometimes evolve into visually abundant surrealist dreamscapes.

Group Exhibitions

Exhibition in the Course of the PFF Berlin, Moviemento, Berlin (2016) Photo Exhibition: Erotic Art / Photobastei, Zürich (2015) Beton Bruch Festival Berlin / Art Exhibition in the course of the Festival, Berlin (2010) "Humor – Kunstplakate aus aller Welt" / Kunst­museum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus (2009) Beton Bruch Festival Berlin / Art Exhibition in the course of the Festival, Berlin (2008) “100-Beste-Plakate 07” / Kulturforum Berlin / Museum Folkwang Essen / Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst / MAK Wien / Sparkasse Ingolstadt /Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus, Bremen / Kuching/Borneo (2007-2008) • “100-Beste-Plakate 04” / Kulturforum Berlin / Luzern / Genf / Tokio (2004-2005) Touring Exhibition “Opfer” / Nationwide (Germany) at more than 100 places (2003-2017)

Solo Exhibitions

Collected Works, Karada House, Berlin (2019)  Collected Works, Boutique Bizarre, Hamburg (2017)

Film Screenings

Screening of "Jasko Trying Hard" at Porny Days Kunst Film Festival, Zürich, Switzerland (2017) Screening of "Locked" at La Fête du Slip, Lausanne, Switzerland (2017) Screening of "Locked" at Pornydays Kunst Film Festival, Zürich, Switzerland (2016) Screening of "Locked" at CineKink Tour, Chicago, Miami, Oakland, Portland, USA (2016) Screening of "Locked" at Nachtschatten Filmfestival, Munich, Germany (2016) Screening of "Locked" at CineKink - The Kinky Film Festival, New York, USA (2016) Screening of "Locked" at Cinerotic Film Festival at the Dirty Show, Detroit, USA (2016) Screening of "Locked" at BRIEFS: East Bay Express’ Erotic Short Film Competition, Oakland, USA (2016) Screening of "Locked" at Erotic&Bizarre Art Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain (2016) Screening of "Locked" at Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Hong Kong (2016)

Self Portrait (Hiroshima 2014)

Collaborations?

If you're reaching out with a request for photos, a new project or collaboration, please send me an email to hi@renedesans.net