Micky Hoogendijk‘s artwork “My Ode to Damien” will be on display during the 2016 International Art Show POP Austin from October 13 until October 16. “My Ode to Damien” refers to the British artist Damien Hirst, more specifically to his work “For the Love of God.”
Dutch photographer and model Micky Hoogendijk grew up in an environment of art; her grandfather, Dirk Hoogendijk, was one of the most successful art dealers in the Netherlands in the last century and her father, Roelof Frankot, was a painter. As an adult she worked as a model, posing for important Dutch designers like Mart Visser, and as an actress, appearing in European and American films and TV series. Only later in life did Micky turn to photography. By now her work has appeared in art shows across the world in the US, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Japan. Hoogendijk’s work is characterized by sharp iconic images that deeply touch your soul. With her camera she enchants with lighting, and her images often contain religious and mythical themes as well as daily scenes. At the core of her work lies a quest for the majesty of vulnerability –an image without embellishment that captures the powerful essence of naked emotion.