Steff Plaetz is along with Will Barras and Mr Jago one of the original 3 Scrawl Collective members. Like his friends his work is instantly recognisable and he can be counted as being among the very first generation to pioneer the idea of including very rough sketchbook drawing in finished pieces of art.
His pages in the first Scrawl book, published when he was virtually an unknown, to this day stand up to the work of some of the more illustrious names in that publication and like Mr Jago and Will he has earned the right to be talked about in the same breath as the artists who initially inspired him. Steff uses a combination of stencil and freehand painting to create his images, this makes it easy for him to accurately replicate his designs and at the same time keep them fresh with whatever colours, shapes and expressions of movement he favours at the time.
In 2005 he took part in the final Salem Innovation Session a series of events/lectures/exhibitions organised by Filter Group in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. His popularity and position as a pioneering artist confirmed by the biggest turnout ever for one of these high profile events.
Steff’s paintings have been collected and commissioned by Ian Brown, Michael Stipe and David Holmes amongst others.