Stijn Bastianen is a Belgian painter. His work that lends to surealism includes critical, comic and dramatic elements.
The paintings evolve from improvisation and free associations that the artist makes during the painting process. The humor he processes is in ballast and contrast with painful images and the absurdity that sometimes breaks into life. "Humor is not meant to be soft" is a quote from Bastianen.
The promising painter, with his surprising oeuvre and his strong technique, repeatedly puts new steps in painting.