Born in Turnhout, Belgium, in december 1966. Married to Siska Goeminne, author of children's books. Together with their 4 children they live in Leuven, Belgium.
Most of his paintings are inspired by abandoned buildings. As a result of his education he likes to start from images of the built environment. But where architecture typically strives to design and construct buildings for eternity, his paintings focus on the fact that time in the end always brings back everything to its orginal state. In his way of painting Staf wants to evoke that atmosphere of downfall and destruction. It is not his aim to represent the image correctly, quite the opposite. A shallow and rough brush technique ougth to display a snapshot of the decay, before the total vanishing.
Master in Architectural Engineering, KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Belgium
Painting at SLAC, Leuven - Hilde Overbergh
Groepstentoonstelling Prosperos, Vaalbeek, mei 2015
SLAC Tentoonstelling – 5 laureaten schilderkunst Cypres, Leuven, juni 2015
Solo-tentoonstelling De Drukkerij, Kessel-lo, mei 2016
Tentoonstelling in OPEK, Leuven, juli-augustus 2016
Deelname Kunstroute Leuven, mei 2017
Rodin inspireert, Leuven, groepstentoonstelling 2017
De grens voorbij, Prosperos Vaalbeek, groepstentoonstelling 2017
Solo-tentoonstelling ’t Zien, Mechelen, maart 2018
Deelname Kunstroute Leuven, mei 2018
Koning Albertlaan 27, B-3010 Kessel-Lo, Belgium.