It’s obvious to say that STHOM’s artwork is romantic. The artist from a Dutch Town called Hoorn, mixes words and colours with sentences as:
‘Was ik maar een bloemetje’ and ‘Dit is een mooie plek om elkaar te kussen’.
Thom’s uses his artwork, painting, and writing as a way to express his feelings.
He began writing and painting about things he found ‘STOM’, which is Dutch for stupid. This led to his artist name. “I think a lot of things are stupid (stom) and I try and make something beautiful out of those things. When his writing was well received, he decided to try painting too.
If you live in Hoorn, you may have seen STHOM’s work before. Probably somewhere on the walls of the inner city. He likes to work outside and writes his thoughts on pavements and walls. Hoorn does not give me many opportunities to show my work, so if I write something about my work on the street, it’s like having an immediate exhibition.