Stefaan De Croock is a Belgian artist, mastered in fine arts (graphic design) at Sint-Lucas in Ghent. Since 2011 he is fully dedicated to his artistic craft and project ‘Strook’. His training and experience as a graphic designer put a clear mark on his artistic vision. Stefaan is not typical street artist. While most of his colleagues spray paint walls, Strook uses planks of recycled wood to create giant murals.
In his artwork he is creating a unique composition of shapes, colors, and textures. Stefaan draws some basic lines first. Every drawing starts with that fast spontaneous, even impulsive action – leaning towards automatic drawing. Within those lines, he creates different dimensions by adding color, structure and narrative details. Story lines fight for the attention of the viewer. Yet the big composition holds ground.
images ©Stefaan de Croock