Strook: Portraits

Strook De Croock, Thijs Demeulemeester

Hannibal, 2021


Artist Stefaan De Croock (1982-), aka Strook, became well known for his ‘heads’ made of scrap wood. The key theme of his layered collages, sculptures and installations is, in a word, time, and is visible in every piece of the rough, patinated raw material he chooses to compose his works. Most frequently this is wood. ‘Old, weathered materials have a magical quality in my view. They contain a particular spontaneity that is impossible to recreate. The colours, the paint, the relief… they form an imprint of everything the material ever experienced. You can truly see time.’

Strook paints with wood and sculpts with time. This book presents a selection of his ‘heads’, paintings and sculptures, offering a fascinating glimpse of his art practice over the past ten years.


ISBN: 9789464366037

240 pagina's, geïllustreerd, 34,2 x 24,6 cm, hardcover, Engels