Hello I’m Bob Mollema. A Dutch  illustrator, designer and art director. Translating your story into original and outstanding visuals.

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Bob Mollema, Bennekom 1990, works as an illustrator, artist and musician. He mainly works on large projects where humanity, absurdity, desire and dishonesty are central. These elements form a cocktail that results in critical, sometimes humorous, illustrations that make people think. Because of his wide-ranging interests, he touches on different themes and makes them his own. A recurring theme is archaic Europe and the way people spiritually dealt with nature. Their way of living with nature is something he finds inspiring and tries to convey to his audience through his art. He does this by incorporating the often naive and pure style of the archaic peoples into his art. He mainly works with graphite and eraser because the roughness, coincidence, margin of error & the analogue aspect are in keeping with his search for purity and authenticity. It is an act of rebellion against the uniformity that is slowly but surely devouring the world.

In addition to independent projects, he works for various clients. Including: Volcom, Bandcamp, Bonne Suits, VPRO Paradiso, De Volkskrant & De Standaard.

Bob Mollema

Exhibitions

Focus Filmhuis, Oosterbeek

Keizer Karel Podium, Nijmegen

Das Spectrum, Utrecht

Academiegalerie, Utrecht

Café Averechts, Utrecht

Luxor, Arnhem

The Village, Utrecht

Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

Focus Filmhuis, Oosterbeek

BAUT Stripfestival, Amsterdam

Het Fijnhout, Amsterdam

Kapitaal, Utrecht

Paradiso, Amsterdam

Publications

De Dakhaas

Nivon de Toorts

Neverland Magazine

Wilco Magazine #1

UMLAUT #1

Meerjarenplan Cultuur 19

Drawing the Times

Donnerwetter Newspaper

SYNC Volume #7

Aan Tafel

Kunstzone

Primephonic Magazine #3

Bed, Bad en Dood

De Optimist

De Volkskrant

De Standaard

No Seat at the Table (Stimuleringsfonds)

Vleesvrije Stad (Stimuleringsfonds)

Education

HKU Bachelor of Design
2011 – 2015

GLU Grafisch Ontwerp
2006 – 2011

Workshops/Guest Lecturing

University of Arts Utrecht (HKU)

2022

 Merz Akademie

2021

University of Amsterdam

2018

Amadeus Lyceum

2016

Graphical Lyceum Utrecht (GLU)

2014