In June, Page Not Found brings illustrative arts into focus, for their strong affinities with publishing, and their influence as a rich field of experimentation, which permeates graphic design and contemporary art. The first event of this focus is a print workshop led by painter and illustrator extraordinaire Jordy van den Nieuwendijk. The participants will produce together a magazine, using their own material and RISO printers. Reservation is required, contact Page Not Found for more information.
Jordy van den Nieuwendijk (b. 1985), lives and works in the Netherlands. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts, 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. (Biography by Jamie Ball, Kunstkatalog, 2019)