After graduating as an illustrator from the St. Joost Art Academy (Breda,NL) in 2008, Maarten has crafted art, illustrations and logos for musicians, bands, record labels, artists, magazines and music venues, in an attempt to combine his art with a passion for music. Maarten occasionally exhibits his work, and since 2009 he has regularly contributed art to the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg.
Maarten’s primary focus as an illustrator is on personality and authenticity. He uses his sketchbook and personal interests as a launching point, where every idea is equally important, and anything can ignite a spark. His goal: to create powerful, expressive images that are recognizable, unique, and breathe personality. His work is known for its surreal, experimental, almost dreamlike qualities.