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. 



Artist Resume


 2010 Master of Fine Art, RMIT, Melbourne

2007 Advanced Diploma of Visual Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne

2003 Bachelor's Degree of Information Systems, Monash University, Melbourne

Selected Exhibitions

2014 Latest Work, Gallery Number 9, Melbourne

2013 Collective Momentum, 106 Gallery, Melbourne

2011 Community Spirit, Toyota Emerging Artists, Melbourne

2011 Drawn Again, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2010 Drawn, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2010 Heroes, 106 Gallery, Melbourne

2010 RMIT Masters Graduates, Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne

2009 Traces of Being, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne

2009 National Maritime Art Awards, Maritime Museum, Melbourne

2008 Animal Tales, 106 Gallery, Melbourne

Publications and artist talks

2015 Creativity in the Everyday, University lecture, Phnom Penh

2015 Sketchbooks, Zupi Magazine #46, São Paulo

 2015 Artist feature page, Unleashed Wakeboard Magazine, Toulouse

2014 The Art of Urban Sketching, Shenyang

2015 Sketchbooks, Zupi Magazine #46, São Paulo

 2010 Sketches and Doodles, b* creative Magazine #9

2009 Jikininki, RMSED Magazine, Melbourne

Public Art Projects

 2016 Swinburne University, Mural, Melbourne

2016 Freedom Machine, Car Design, Melbourne

2015 Ock Pop Tok, Mural, Luang Prabang

2014 Rasta Tree, Mural, Chiang Mai

2014 Night and Day, Mural, Melbourne

2014 Freedom Fighters, Mural, Melbourne

2014 Creative Minds, Mural, Melbourne

2013 Somachi, Mural, Melbourne

2013 Tree of Life, Mural, Melbourne

2012 Art Jam, Performance, Manila

2010 Lake Attack, Art Facilitator, Manila

2007 KPMG Global conference, Art Facilitator, Ho Chi Minh City

2005 Chaplin, Mural, Osaka

2005 Pierrot Harbour, Mural, Osaka