Rob Scholte (1958) studied at the Academie Minerva in Groningen, the Vrije Academie in The Hague and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In his early career, he was a member of the collective W139 (Warmoesstraat 139). In the mid nineties he was a lecturer at the academy of Kassel. His work is characterized by a post-modernistic approach to the theme ‘media’. Just like a seventeenth century Dutch master he works with a large number of assistants to produce works about sometimes banal subjects in a hyperrealistic style.