Xander Stragier, born in 1990, is a Belgian visual artist, living and working in Brussels, Belgium. He had a classic education as a painter. Continuing his studies in painting and sculpture at LUCA University of Art & Design in Brussels, he graduated there with a Master in Fine Arts in 2014. Organic forms, patterns in nature and the experience of the senses and time often lay at the basis of his work. His sculptures and installations are often process based and undergo physical changes in which time plays a vital role. Therefore one of his most preferred materials to work with is wax. His paintings are more a documentation of travels, journeys and wandering in which curiosity leads the way. Often a seemingly imminent threat is presented, but often with a hint of the sublime and immensity of nature. These paintings come forth out of a mix of the attraction and being at awe when traveling.