Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk (b. 1985), lives and works in the Netherlands. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 2011, where he held a funeral and memorial service for his then alter-ego ‘Superoboturbo’.

Through painting, Jordy explores fundamental objects of everyday life. Working with primary colour palettes and simplified shape structures, he has a talent for examining subject matter in series that innovate inside carefully controlled boundaries. While freeing himself from the choice between abstract or figurative image forms, he creates a field of tension reinforced by the timeless character of his work. His tendency towards this style of painting could be described as new purism. He has had solo shows in Rotterdam (Kunsthal), New York (Moiety), and most recently in London (Public Gallery).

As a commercial illustrator, he has worked on projects for countless clients such as American Express, The New York Times and Jacquemus. Always injecting elements of fun and playfulness into his editorial work, he maintains a truly unique and discernible approach.

Jordy’s work walks a charming and endearing line between the mature and naive. Often (if not always) it conveys an underlying optimism which is assuredly refreshing in our contemporary culture.

When not drawing towards a deadline, painting towards an exhibition, or teaching drawing class at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk is probably playing chess or walking his dog at the beach.