bio

Stefaan De Croock (1982) lives and works in Bruges, Belgium. He mastered in fine arts (graphic design) at Sint-Lucas in Ghent. Since 2011 Stefaan fully dedicates his time to his artistic craft and project ‘Strook’. His training and experience as a graphic designer put a clear mark on his artistic vision. 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.

Upcoming
Solo Exhibition – Ghent – Belgium
Artfair Mural Festival (17.muralfestival.com) – Montreal – Canada

2017
Mural for The Crystal Ship (www.thecrystalship.org) – Ostend – Belgium

2016
Exhibition upcoming artists – The Flanders Informal Summit – Bijloke – Ghent – Belgium
Exhibition (with Stien Bekaert) – ARTBEAT Ghent Festival 2016 – Eskimo Factory – Ghent – Belgium
Group Exhibition – ‘Remix’ – Galerie C.O.A – Montreal – Canada
Installation – Art Truc Troc – Bozar – Brussels – Belgium

2015
Solo Exhibition – Budafabriek at Buda Arts Center – Kortrijk – Belgium – more info here
Exhibition curated by Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens – Huis Van Wassenhove – Sint-Martens-Latem – Belgium
Selected for the Christie’s and paddle 8 auction at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens – Deurle – Belgium
Digital artwork – Vooruit Arts Center – Ghent – Belgium
Atelier Bonk – pop-up expo ‘Rue de Flandre’ – Paris – France
Mural and Expo Mechelen Muurt – Mechelen – Belgium – more info here
Exhibition ‘Merkemveld’ – private viewing – Bruges – Belgium – more info here

2014
Exhibition ‘RASTERS’ – Die Keure – Bruges – Belgium – more info here
Exhibition Summer Josephine’s – Antwerp – Belgium
Belgian Pavilion MIPIM – Cannes – France
Mural ‘Wood & Paint’ – London Calling – Bruges – Belgium – more info here
Mural – Vooruit & Voka – Ghent – Belgium

2013
Exhibition ‘Ontmaskerd’ – Het Schepenhuys – Oedelem – Belgium – more info here
Life Performance Salone Del Mobile – Atelier Bonk – Milan – Italy
Life Performance ITB Berlin – Visit Flanders – Berlin – Germany
Exhibition Kapow Collective – Warmond – The Netherlands
Mural and Expo – Day One Street Art Festival – Luchtbal – Antwerp – Belgium – more info here
Mural – HANSEstreetartWORKS – MARTa Museum – Herford – Germany

2012
Co-founder – Designlabel Atelier Bonk (www.atelierbonk.be)
Exhibition De Invasie in residence, Metropolis  – Concertgebouw Brugge – Bruges – Belgium – more info here
First prize Urban Crafts Award
Selected online auction – Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens – Deurle – Belgium
Exhibition ‘The Wall’ – Strook & Stijn Bastianen – Entrepot – Bruges – Belgium
Exhibition ’60 years O’neill’ – Santa Cruz – United States
Exhibition Kapow Collective – Blankenberge – Belgium
Exhibition ‘Strook’ – Theo Gallery – Antwerp – Belgium
Life Performance Kask- De Invasie van Gent – Ghent – Belgium

2011
Reverse Art installation – Stuk art center – Leuven – Belgium – more info here
Exhibition ‘The ART Lounge’ – International Airport Ostend-Bruges – Ostend – Belgium
Life Performance C-mine –  De Invasie – Genk – Belgium
Life Performance Belgium Bookfair – Lannoo – Antwerp – Belgium

2010
Exhibition ‘Strook’ – CC Scharpoord – Knokke-Heist – Belgium