Joyous Works from Jordy van den Nieuwendijk
Jordy van den Nieuwendijk is a Dutch graphic artist and illustrator. He has become well known through his dynamic 80’s style drawings and abstract paintings in his happy, simplistic aesthetic. In his work as a commercial illustrator, Jordy has worked with huge names such as The New York Times, Bloomberg Business, Lacoste and Vogue. But he paints to escape the narrow confines of the illustration world, regaining freedom to create whatever he pleases whether it be shape compositions or portraits of peppers.
Jordy is inspired by the likes of Hockney, Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Haring and Lichtenstein. We can see quiet salutes to these big guys in his bold simplicity, reductive use of cut outs and negative space, confident lines and joyous colour palettes. His work is all encompassing when it comes to mediums, combatting murals, magazines, portraits and prints. More recently, for his solo show at Moiety Gallery in Williamsburg New York City, he has explored rugs, painted mirrors, experimental framing and sculptural canvases.
Jordy’s work has continued to evolve over the years, always pushing himself and branching out to new exciting mediums. Consistently, he manages to maintain his iconic style. We can always rely on confident lines, mesmerising forms and bursts of colour whenever we drift over to his website.