Stefan Bleekrode Dutch, b. 1986


Aiming for what is achievable will inevitably lead to mediocrity or worse, decline.

Stichting Kunstweek has awarded Stefan Beekrode the honorary title 'Talent of the Year 2021'.

Stefan produces two types of work: his trademark cityscapes and his works in colour (watercolours and oil paintings). His cityscapesare carefully rendered Indian ink drawings, seen in a birds-eye perspective, and are inspired by his many trips abroad. His works in colour recall specific memories, contemporary snapshots, mostly from American society, without any artifice or sublimation, just real life. For the occasion, we have interviewed Stefan on his life as an artist.