Living and working in the Hague, Aart-Jan Venema uses digital and traditional painting techniques to create multi-layered and fantastically coloured illustrations, anchored with a strong compositional eye.

Aart likes to fill his illustrations with stories, surprises and details for the viewer to find, reminiscent of one of his favourite painters, Hieronymous Bosch.

Aart’s diverse portfolio has led him to work with clients such as Google, BMW, The New Yorker, Kiehl’s, ZEIT Magazine, Douwe Egberts, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Green Man Festival, and The Guardian. Aart has also illustrated his first picture book ‘Night Windows’, published by Cicada Books.

Aart-Jan Venema is represented by JSR, see more here. You can follow the agency on Instagram for the latest news.