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mundane beauty

Manon Sas (1973) has a keen eye for finding beauty in the mundane.

With joyful ease and playing with contrasts, she immerses her audience

in diverse and exciting situations. Her work often takes you to uncanny

and off-places that at the same time convey a sense of serenity and stillness. Recurring themes are liminal spaces (google that!) and mundane beauty.

 

With her current project Under the Hedge, Manon is looking into catholic children who died before they were baptised. There was no place for them in heaven and they could only be buried in unconsecrated ground, for example under or behind the hedge of the cemetery.

Manon was trained at Amsterdam Photo Academy and by photographer Milan Gies (ongoing) and completed several storytelling and illustration courses at Berlin art schools, including Universität der Künste and BtK University of Art and Design. Sources of inspiration include Michael Wolf’s work centered around dense urban living (e.g. monster buildings in Hong Kong), Mark Power and Facebook groups such as ‘What Zoning Board Approved This?’, ‘Bathrooms with Threatening Auras’ and ‘Edgelands; Liminal Spaces’. 

Assignments, collabs and personal projects include portraits,

documentary, street, conceptual photography, travel blogs

(for example about Albania and China) and illustrations. 

Remembrance - group exhibition Pulchri 2023

GUP/NEW photography talent 2022

Studio 307 Amsterdam group exhibition 2022

Tirana Photo Festival 2021 & 2022

Esthetiekprijs des Vaderlands 2021

Finalist De Beeldmakers - Parool & Vandejong 2020

Thanks for checking in and feel free to leave a message for feedback, enquiries or collabs. 

Manon Sas | Utrecht, The Netherlands