Guido Nieuwendijk: Odd Things

Guido Nieuwendijk, tickertape, 2011, 244 x 500 cm, acrylic on wall, Forest fairy
Guido Nieuwendijk, tickertape, 2011, 244 x 500 cm, acrylic on wall, Forest fairytales, Coda museum Apeldoorn, NL (courtesy of the artist)

Brent Hallard interviews painter Guido Nieuwendijk about his work and process.

Nieuwendijk comments: "With the wall paintings my curiousness is triggered with flatness: I only paint the walls and the image is super flat, but the surroundings do something with that to make it all real space. And, as such, the viewer navigates the space not only with flatness in mind but also becomes very conscious of the volume of space that the wall paintings inhabit. The panels work differently. They draw the viewer in to their little universe. Both the wall work and panel work have the same graphic imagery, but because of scale and a different sense of ‘objectness’ the graphic quality shifts considerably. The panels have all the tools to suck up a viewer. The paint is very matt, not shiny and reflecting, but absorbing. They also, as you said, are wrapped in color. And in that sense edge towards being an object, but are, and still stay in the realm of paintings, not sculpture."