Stijn Cole

°1978, Gent (Belgium)
Lives and works in Seloignes (Belgium)


ICELAND NOOTKA LUPIN FIELD - oil on inkjet print (2017) - 48x33cm

OAXACA LANDSCAPE - oil on inkjet print (2017) - 48x33cm

SUNRISE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS - oil on inkjet print (2017) - 48x33cm


11-02-2015 SUNRISE - oil on inkjet (2015) - (5x) 29,7x20cm


TWO STEPS ASIDE - Pencil on paper (2012) – 180x123cm


ZONDER TITEL - pencil on paper and oil on inkjet print (2016) - 133x188cm


ZONDER TITEL - pencil on paper and oil on inkjet print - 105x75cm


ZONDER TITEL - pencil on paper on dibond (2013) - 99x146cm

BLUE PRINT #1 - inkjet print on paper and plexiglass (2016) - 115x175cm

BLUE PRINT #1 - inkjet print on paper and plexiglass (2016) - 115x175cm

FINISTERE 01/04/2016 20:15 - oil on canvas (2016) - 170x480x100cm

FISTERRA 04/04/2016 19:45 - oil on canvas (2016) - 170x480x100cm

VITTEL 17/05/2016 6:15 - oil on canvas (2016) - 160x170cm


Stijn Cole starts from landscape pictures to make abstract paintings. The process involves digital deconstruction of the picture in the 256 most abundant colours, which are subsequently arranged following luminosity. The result is a pixeled painting with 256 squares, each representing one of the typical colours in the landscape. One of the main characteristics of the Colorscape paintings is that at first sight they look abstract, geometric, rational and ordened, yet at the same time they seduce the viewer with their impressionistic luminiscence. It becomes even more interesting when Cole introduces the element of time by making sequences of Colorscapes of the same landscape with 30 minutes intervals, revealing the infinite changes of the light and colours. Another facet of Cole’s oeuvre are the extremely detailed landscape pencil drawings. In analogy with the time sequences of his paintings, Cole combines drawings from different points of view, thus creating position sequences.

In 2010 Stijn Cole won the price of the province of Oost-Vlaanderen and he was artist in residence in the Museum of Fine Arts (Ghent). In 2012 Cole participated in Façade (Be-Part, Waregem).

Curriculum Vitae

Variations sur les mêmes thèmes - Stijn Cole/Marthe Wéry, BPS22, Charleroi
The sensation of the Sea, Mesdag Collectie, Den Haag
Over landschappen, Biënnale van de Schilderkunst 2018, Raveelmuseum, Machelen
1:1, Château de Chimay, Chimay (solo)
1:1 Marine, C-Mine, Genk (solo)
Entre terre et mer, (re)D., Antwerp (solo)
Vloed, Ten Bogaerde, Koksijde
El Camino - The way between two points, KUKAK, Kortrijk
Residency, Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido
Soixante journées d’été, Raveelmuseum, Machelen (duo with Marthe Wéry)
Chimay / Cancale, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp (solo)
New Dialoges, Galerie Anna Wenger, Zurich (solo)
Grote prijs Ernest Albert , De Garage, Mechelen
El Camino - The way between two points, Lieu d’Art Contemporain (LAC), Narbonne - Sigean
Halfway, Instituto Italiano di Cultura, Brussels (duo with Laura Viale)
Residency at Fonderie Darling, Montréal (solo)
Works on paper, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp
Aandacht! Aandacht!, De Warande, Turnhout
Drawing Now (focus artist), Paris
Capita Selecta, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk
Museum op Schaal 1/7, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde at Kunsthal, Rotterdam
Museum op Schaal 1/7, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde at The Baker Museum, Artis, Naples, Florida
Museum op Schaal 1/7, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde at KMSK, Brussels
The Prélude Pathétique, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leuven
Images & Colors, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp (solo)
Stijn Cole, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp (solo)
The Prélude Pathétique, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leuven
In Between, Kasteel Van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek
Onder de loep, Emile Van Dorenmuseum, Genk
Stijn Cole, Stefan Peters, Bert Jacobs > mei 2013 C-Mine, Genk
30°, Galerie Geukens & De Vil, Knokke (solo)
Von hier bis hier, Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte (solo)
Façades, Be-Part, Waregem
LO1O, huid, Lo Reninge
Docu, Galerie Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp (solo)
Tender Buttons, Kunst-Zicht, Ghent
Characters makes stories, NICC, Antwerp
ZT, Flanders House, New York
Frans Masereel Revisited, Stedelijk museum, Aalst
Artist in Residence Sunset/Sunset, MSK, Ghent (solo)
Provinciale Prijs, Caermersklooster, Ghent (solo)
Mars van Oostende, Ostend
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Art Brussels, Brussels
2 large Windows, Preview Art Fair, Berlin (solo)
Summershow, Galerie Geukens & De Vil, Knokke (solo)
Found footage, Galerie Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp (solo)
World Wide Wonders? Kunst-Zicht, Ghent 
HOT Art Fair Basel, Basel
Art Brussels, Brussels
Stijn Cole @ Witte Zaal Extra, Witte Zaal, Ghent (solo)
Stijn Cole, Scharpoord, Knokke (solo)
Kunstwerkstation, Kortrijk, Knokke, Middelkerke, Brugge, …
Stijn Cole, Koert Declercq, Galerie Kunst-zicht, Ghent (solo)
Week 5 Stijn Cole, SECONDroom, Brussels (solo)
Kunst & Zwalm 2007 
Sur La Route, Een tour van Kunstenaars, IGOR i.s.m S.M.A.K, Ghent 
Het deel, ACEC hal 24, Ghent 
Willy de Sauter, Stijn Cole, Grusemeyer Galerie, Deurle (solo)
Stijn Cole (vitrineproject) De Garage, Mechelen (solo)
Stijn Cole , KunstVerein, Ahlen
Picture this! Stijn Cole, Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle (solo)
Ignace Van Ingelgom, Stijn Cole, C. Devos Galerie, Aalst (solo)
Trends 2006, Sint Barbaracollege, Ghent (solo)
Re-animating the city part 2 Stijn Cole, Ghent (solo)
Versus III, Oudenaarde
Artificial landscape (betoverd bos), Aalter 
Basics 2, CROHAPOX, Ghent
Entertain Us, Salons voor schone kunsten, Sint-Niklaas
Wat is hedendaagse beeldhouwkunst? Sint-Lucas, Ghent
Rush, Kapel van Maegdendaele, Oudenaarde
Stijn Cole/Hannes Vanseveren/Fien Muller, CCStrombeek 
Young Artists, Witte Zaal, Ghent
Coming People, S.M.A.K., Ghent