Belgian artist Stefaan De Croock, who also goes by the name Strook, crafts absolutely striking portraits that he creates with recycled wood and other found objects, using only the color of the objects to create shading within his pieces. Strook’s most recent project Elsewhere can be found on the side of an old furniture building as part of a collective public art project in Mechelen, Belgium, while his mixed media mural Wood & Paint can be found on a building in Strook’s hometown of Bruges. Strook speaks a bit about his style on his Facebook page.
My drawings and murals are populated by urban influences, but I combine them with organic forms and lines. My artworks are a combination of improvisation and construction. Spontaneity is very important in my work.
images via Strook
via My Modern Met