Merijn Hos is an artist and illustrator from Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a commercial illustrator and working on his own personal projects, exhibitions, and independent publishing. Merijn’s clients include Jawbone, 030303 Records, Coca-Cola, Dazed & Confused Magazine, Down The Rabbit Hole Festival, Red Bull, WIRED Magazine, Keds, Vice Magazine, Pepsi, LeSportsac, Nickelodeon, Adobe, and Nike. Merijn’s work has been exhibited worldwide at KK Outlet, Chapter One and Rough Trade in London, Beginnings Gallery and Grey Area in New York, Showroom Mama, Opperclaes Gallery, and Stedelijk Museum Kampen in the Netherlands, Studio Banana in Madrid, Parsons School of Design in Paris, McCulloch Gallery in Melbourne, and Design Museum in Helsinki.
In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?
What I find so magical about nature is that it’s always in perfect harmony in terms of color and composition… unless we mess it up.
What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?
It’s something that everybody takes for granted but if you think about it, it is super special. Everything is connected, everything plays a role. When something dies out another thing starts to flourish, from microbes to complete forests. I find this fascinating.