Fenneke Hordijk

Visual artist | The Netherlands

Fenneke Hordijk (1955) is a versatile artist, who organically tells the material the story on drawings of size. This is done by giving the paper substrate its own structure by creasing or otherwise adding materials with texture, in which it makes layers of her drawing materials within that structure. 

“Time and matter, the concealed and the wrinkled, these layers can be found in all my themes.”

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Fenneke Hordijk (1955) is a versatile artist, who initially studied drawing and graphics at the Willem de Kooning Academy for Visual Arts in Rotterdam, followed by individual supervision by WdK teacher Otto Egberts. Fenneke organically tells the material the story on drawings of size. This is done by giving the paper substrate its own structure by creasing or otherwise adding materials with texture, in which it makes layers of her drawing materials within that structure. 

In the series ‘Erased Cities’, she revives the technology of erasing with eraser cities that are no longer there because they were completely destroyed during the war. In her latest series “Dust thou art …” on the theme of time, she maps in abstract patterns who we are, as we consist of billions of cells, like the universe consists of billions of atoms, as we draw our ‘ant paths’ in the life. This work can be seen in Amsterdam in October.

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