Bob Takes is an artist based in Antwerp, Belgium. He studied both graphic design and audiovisual design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in the 1980's, and although his practice can be understood as diverse his background in graphic design is still clearly recognisable. He was for 10 years Head of Motion Design for the VPRO television, a big wilful broadcasting station, in the Netherlands, Through his autonomous work, Takes balances playfully on the border of the abstract and the figurative. Takes has shown his work previously on national television, in both established art space and gallery environments, as well as large-scale public spaces. When creating his works, Takes commonly combines the digital with the manual.