“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”
- Pablo Picasso
Robert Scholten is an artist, illustrator and designer from Melbourne, Australia, with a style that mixes vibrant colours, rich textures and a range of imagery. His work can be seen in a variety of places, from mural paintings to children's books.
Drawing from a diverse range of inspiration, Robert's creativity plays with multiple styles inspired by sources such as tattoos, old master paintings, comic books, tribal art as well as places and people he has experienced. The end result is a body of work that celebrates life. Robert often works across many mediums, from spray cans to biro pens to digital.
Robert's work is informed by his background, extensive travels and life experiences. As an Australian artist with Filipino and Dutch parents, the mixing of cultures, layers and styles is integral to his artistic expression.