In his drawings and murals Daan Botlek (Rotterdam, NL) utilises surrealism, puzzles, mathematics, alienation, and humor to question reality. 'What are the things we choose to see, and what are the things we choose not to see? Why do we prefer to hold on to the illusions we create?' Botlek creates clear and minimalistic images of surreal situations, which are still easy to identify with. The human character dominates his works but lately man-made structures and abstract shapes have become a main focus.