Collin van der Sluijs — Maastricht, The Netherlands
Dubbed as the king of ‘Pop Fantasy Life’ for his dream-like depiction of stories about daily life, questioning the society at large.
Collin van der Sluijs is an illustrator, artist and gallery owner. Van der Slujis's work as a painter is perhaps the most fascinating aspect of his livelihood, featuring beautiful portraiture of children and little furry creatures. His talent for texture is exquisite, using drips, crude white lines, spray paint and collage. Looking at his work, it is as if an urban street artist whose painting style was half Monet, half Basquiat-like, and had a highly saturated gritty urban color palette.