Ralph Zabel (1991) is a freelance illustrator living and working in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Ever channelling his fascination for consciousness, the mystical and surrealism in his commissioned or contemporary work, Ralph likes to celebrate the imagination and tell real-life stories.
Since graduating from art school in 2014 with a bachelor degree in illustration, he has illustrated for several national newspaper and other publishers in the Benelux as well as for the scientific and performance industry. Also fascinated by theater and animation, lately his illustrations are appearing more often on stage.
Currently Ralph is working on a picture book commissioned by publishing house Boycott Books, and made possible by het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.
For commissions, collaborations or other inquiries, feel free to contact me!
+31 (0) 610178691
NRC Media, De Volkskrant, De Correspondent, De Morgen, Boycott Books,
Bochumer Symphoniker, Theaterschool Rabarber, University of the Arts Utrecht,
SELECTED SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
2019: Solo show - P60, Amstelveen
2018: Hänsel und Gretel opera - Anneliese Brost Musikforum, Bochum DE
2017: Holland, group show - This Art Fair - Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
2017: Holland, group show - NL=US, Rotterdam
2017: Landmarks, group show - Moira, Utrecht
2017: Holland, group show - TAC, Eindhoven
2016: Bloedbroeders, group show - Kapitaal, Utrecht
2016: We vs Me, solo show - The Thinking Hut, Amsterdam
2015: Arts in the Alley - Brainwash Festival, group show - Sint Pietershalsteeg, Amsterdam
2015: HABITAT -de stad alsleefomgeving', group show - Kunstliefde, Utrecht
2014: Round 2!, group show - Kapitaal, Utrecht
2013: Eenstam van, group show - Das Spectrum, Utrecht
2020: De Volkskrant - Zo Berbers, zo Batavier: aan de grenzen van de Klassieke Oudheid
2019: De Correspondent - IBig Pharma illustrations. Articles written by Ruben Mersch
2019: De Correspondent - Application & Divination
2018: Het Blad - Game of Poems
2018: NRC Media - Hidden Things series, published each Saturday from the 30th of Juneuntil the 24th of August
2018: De Correspondent - Who doesn't fit gets stuck series, written by Pieter Hilhorst
2018: De Morgen Newspaper - .Cult cover, The Art of the Erotic
2017:Aedis Aurea Selected Works, self-published zine
2017: Holland Book based on songs by Mark Lotterman
2017: Zone5300 #114
2016: Wobby 'Haarlem Stripdagen Edition'
2016: Synthese - Cover
2016: Sync 6 - Syr
2016: De Dakhaas 8 - Debestevisspots van Utrecht
2015: Wuft - William Kentridge
2010 - 2014: Bdes Illustration at the Utrecht School of the Arts.