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Melcher Oosterman (1998) is a freelance illustrator based in the Netherlands. His work consists of an eclectic mix of colourful, vibrant and detailed worlds inhabited by lively characters. Ever channeling his fascination for the awkward and absurd, Melcher likes to tell stories and celebrate the imagination. He navigates between editorial and commercial work whilst always having a personal project on the go. Melcher graduated from Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam with a BA in Illustration in 2021.

Clients include: De Volkskrant, Vice, Berliner Zeitung, De Correspondent, Illustratie Biennale, Groot Handelsgebouw, One World, Vers Beton, Wobby Club,
Ministerie van Volksgezondheid and more.

Represented by IllustrationZone
+31 (0) 639660076


Exhibtions and art related events

2023: Live portrait drawing during Illustratie Biennale - De Schuur, Haarlem (NL)

2023: Off Grid II (groupshow) - Galerie KUIS-WEG68, Haarlem (NL)

2023: Talk on illustration and social media (Voorbij het Zwarte Gat), Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam (NL)
2022: Live portrait drawing (12,5 years Hard//Hoofd) - Het HEM, Zaandam (NL)
2022: Powers in Numbers 7 (groupshow)- Nucleus, Portland (USA)
2022: Offline Exhibition (groupshow) - Tinimini Room, Dordrecht (NL)
2022: Nostalgia (groupshow) - Hasbrook Galleries, Beverly Hills (USA)
2021: Illustratie Biennale (groupshow) - Galerie KUIS-WEG68, Haarlem (NL)
2021: Raam Maar window exhibition and zine release - Raam Maar, Rotterdam (NL)
2020: Decade, an exhibition by Cult (groupshow) - MONO, Rotterdam (NL)
2019: Soloshow - Cinetol, Amsterdam (NL)
2019: Shake Bristol - Rough Trade, Bristol (UK)
2018: Soloshow - Sugar Factory, Amsterdam (NL)
2017: Art Sale #2 - Margootje Vintage, Rotterdam (NL)
2016: Art Sale - Margootje Vintage, Rottedam (NL)

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