Collin van der Sluijs is a renowned painter and illustrator from Maastricht, The Netherlands, where he lives and works.

He started writing graffiti at the age of 11 and at the age of 12 Collin van der Sluijs attended the school for traditional painting in Goes, The Netherlands, where he studied the (traditional) painting techniques and theory.

In 1996 Collin van der Sluijs graduated and was then accepted for a 4 years painting and graphic education at St.Lucas in Boxtel, the Netherlands.

After his graduation in 2000 from St. Lucas, Collin attended the art academy St. Joost in Breda, The Netherlands, where he studied illustration for 4 years and graduated with a bachelor-title in 2004.

He is widely recognized for his extraordinary dream-like depictions of everyday stories that question our personal pleasures and struggles, as well as society at large.

Collin’s exceptional work has been published in magazines and books, and shown in galleries across the world, amongst others in The Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, and USA.

The first solo show from Collin van der Sluijs at Vertical Gallery in  Chicago was a huge succes when all his art works were sold during the show in May 2016.


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