Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk’s unique paintings are fluid, effortless and yet so vibrantly energetic that each artwork takes on a pulsating life of its own, seducing you with its organic motion. Like a puzzle, each boldly painted line carves its own trajectory through the canvas, carefully interacting with other elements and finding its own place within the composition. The end result is chaotic, humorous, and wonderfully unpretentious. Primary colours, simple shapes, child-like impressions of plants and animals: Jordy’s work is heartwarming in a way that makes you want to pick up the canvas and give it a big hug.
Nieuwendijk’s signature style has an impressive way of emanating motion. The brushstrokes seem to shift, dance, and wiggle. Colours pulse. The stark whiteness of the background flows between the lines that contain it.
Like magic, his paintbrush brings paintings to life.
Jordy van den Nieuwendijk is a Dutch artist working out of his studio in The Hague. He completed his artistic training at the The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and then, allegedly bored with his own creative trajectory, returned to orchestrate a ceremonial funeral for his artist persona in the back yard of the Academy. Since this symbolic moment of rebirth he’s been embracing a fresh new style, that has caught the attention of major international brands such as Bloomberg Business, Converse, Elle, Kitsuné, the New York Times, Urban Outfitters, Le Coq Sportif, Vogue, and VICE magazine.
Archive Collective is proud and delighted to have Jordy as a collaborator in our fourth issue, and we wish him all the best in his future creative endeavours.