As a child, Arjen was fascinated by of the techniques of Rembrandt, Jacob van Ruysdael, and was inspired and influenced by the works of Picasso, Dali and Condo. Simultaneously Arjen kept painting and sketching while searching for his own unique style creating a highly abstracted representation of the human body, reducing it to a few recognizable features, such as eyelashes, hair, or waist. Rendered with utmost attention, constructing crispy clean, and sharp images which evoke the perfection of 3d modeling software, Arjen deconstructs the body opening new chapters exploring the human condition.

Arjen works and lives in Friesland.