Rogier Arents (Gouda/NL, 1987) is a designer and graphic artist based in Rotterdam. He attended the Technical University of Delft where he found his interest in design, but he felt a need for a more artistic approach and continued his education at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. In 2012 he graduated from the Man & Well Being Department and started his own design studio.
Arents is fascinated by the transfer of knowledge and the meaning of the image within scientific disciplines. Working across a wide range of media including graphic art, design and interactive installation, Arents aims to bridge the gap between science and the public. He has developed a variety of projects where scientific knowledge is translated into a visual language that is more accessible to the public. For example, the project Secret Signals: a short movie that uses machine-made drawings to illustrate the discovery of a plant defense system by the Botany department at UvA.
Currently Arents is developing innovative methods of visualization by applying graphic and interactive research methods to analogue and digital techniques. He enriches his research by collaborating with nature- and computer scientists. These collaborations result in projects like Heart Calligraphy, in which new biometric technologies are merged with traditional Chinese calligraphy to create abstract portraits depicting subconscious processes of the human body.
Selection of exhibitions:
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, PHK 18, DAD Galerie, SBK Breda, Print Lab Daglicht, NYCxDesign, BKKC, TEI 16 Conference, Dubai Design Week, Dutch Design Week, Graphic Design Week, Cosmodrome, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, Beijing Design Week, Designeast 04 Osaka, Garage Rotterdam, Dutch Invertuals, Design Academy Eindhoven.