Jordy van den Nieuwendijk (b. 1985), lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. 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.
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.