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


Innerlijke Mongolië (Inner Mongolia)

My work focuses on the relationship between humans and nature. In my view, this is obscured or even completely absent. Humans are primarily concerned with grasping nature, understanding it, explaining it and caring for it. Nature is everywhere, is everything, and we are also nature; we cannot avoid it. The fear of letting go of control governs us. After all, no control means wilderness. And wilderness is something we as humans find terrifying. After all, we are not sure how long we can survive in the wilderness. And since we are so preoccupied with the future, setting goals and persevering, we have become afraid of the inevitable death.

In our inner world, the wilderness is still there. The uncontrolled flow of thoughts can make us disturbed and cause neurosis. Like so many, I watch that stream of thoughts and get in touch with it. When I am doing this, motifs come up through meditations and sometimes through writing. Often, I see animals before me. Sometimes, these animals also play a role in my dreams. I then try to capture them to give shape, in a certain way, to the wilderness present in me.

80 x 100 cm, oil pastel, oil paint, oil stick and acrylic on linen. This work has been sold.




Oil paint, Oil Sticks, Oil Pastels, Acryllics