Jan-Jaap Poot was born and raised in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and graduated from the Willem de Kooning Art Academy in 2011. His passion for drawing began at a young age, which was sparked by his almost obsessive love for comic books. Having two creative parents, this love quickly turned into a deep interest and appreciation for art, especially for the works of Dutch masters like M.C. Escher, Jan Schoonhoven and the iconic group ‘De Stijl’. Working from his home in Rotterdam, he is currently exploring more abstract and minimalistic paintings.