Born in Turnhout, Belgium, in december 1966. Married to Siska Goeminne, author of children's books. Father of 4 children, living in Leuven, Belgium.
Educated as architectural engineer, he started painting at SLAC in Leuven under the supervision of Hilde Overbergh, Katelijne Laroy, Wannes Lecompte, Harlinde De Mol and Quinten Ingelaere.
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
GM14 Vilvoorde, expo Staf Roels & Bisser, November 2022
Kunstroute Leuven, April-May 2022
Open Atelier, Vaartstraat 106, October 2021
Kunstroute Leuven, April-May 2021
Kunstroute Leuven, May 2019
Kunstroute Leuven, May 2018
’t Zien Mechelen, solo exhibition, March 2018
De grens voorbij, Prosperos Vaalbeek, group exhibition, 2017
Rodin inspireert, Leuven, group exhibition, 2017
Kunstroute Leuven, May 2017
OPEK Leuven, solo exhibition, July-August 2016
De Drukkerij Kessel-lo, solo exhibition, May 2016
Prosperos Vaalbeek, group exhibition, 2015
SLAC Leuven/Cypres, group exhibition laureates, June 2015
Vaartstraat 106, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
film (c) Kato Roels