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Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

Graffiti artists from The Hague

Philip Larkin loved jazz because it was an art form that needed little or no explanation to please. The works of Jordy van den Nieuwendijk are like jazz: a chaotic, intoxicating blend of movement and freedom, combined with humour and tradition. His works are immediately intuitive. To this end, he uses themes that everyone is familiar with, such as people, plants or cars, and draws on the primary colours that we have known since we were children. His patterns and shapes are based on shapes that can be associated with joy and fun and are reminiscent of whirls, bows or the sun.

The artistic career of Jordy van den Nieuwendijk already began in his school days, when he drew pictures for the girls in his class. In puberty he then discovered his passion for graffiti, which made him a part-time criminal and artist at the time. Tired of the anonymous and above all illegal art on house walls, he therefore attended the graphic high school in Rotterdam and studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Bored by his artistic style, he organized a funeral and memorial service in the backyard of the Royal Academy for his alter ego Superoboturbo, in order to be creatively reborn and start anew. Today Jordy is one of the most sought-after artists in the Netherlands, living and working in The Hague.

When he's not preparing for an exhibition or giving drawing classes at the Royal Academy of Arts, Jordy is probably playing chess or walking his dog on the beach.

Website by Jordy van den Nieuwendijk