Big Color and Magic Marks: swatches, splotches, patterns, lines, and signature shapes build positive form from negative space.
Like the great masters he references, Van den Nieuwendijk starts with still-lifes. Carving through two-dimensional fields of vivid color he turns table-top vignettes into bizarre compositions, playfully defining his subject through suggestion. The works cite what they’re missing – where’s the _____?
Nieuwendijk joins Moeity for his first solo exhibition in New York, expanding his repertoire through experiments in medium and method that activate these empty spaces and invite you in. Two large-scale hand-made rugs, along with accompanying screen-prints, paintings on mirror and sculptural canvases with integrated lighting vibrating cheerfully. Jordy is holding nothing back and is ready to get (his feet?) WET!
About the artist
Jordy van den Nieuwendijk lives and works in The Hague, Netherlands. He participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally including Jekyll and Hyde (Ship of Fools Gallery, The Netherlands), Gesundheit! (Nina Sagt Gallery, Düsseldorf), Graphic Happiness (University Museum of the Arts, Nanjing) Pick Me Up (Somerset House, London). Recent publication credits include Apartamento, Elle, The New York Times and Vanity Fair. Jordy has been commissioned to create works for luxury brands including Collette Paris, Kitsuné and Lacoste.
Moiety is located at 166 North 12th Street in Williamsburg Brooklyn. L train to Bedford Avenue // G train to Nassau Avenue.