Stroff Denis is completely self-taught with regard to his practice of drawing, painting and sculpture. He was raised by his grand-parents. He had quite an anxious childhood because of the fragile health of his grand-parents. He was very worried about the migraine attacks of his grand-father, he often drew red-line crisscrosses on his head, and erase them after, asking if the pain was gone … a sort of eraser-therapy he invented. He is very concerned about the meaning of life and death and all the symbolism attached to it, and also has an interest for alchemy. He began to draw more seriously at the age of 14 -15, and continues to this day.