Pim De Jongh is a visionary artist, who paints large scale acrylics on canvas and paper.
He started his career in Art by studying at the Royal Academy the Hague (5 year diploma program), followed by the School of Graphic Design (3 year program).
It was while working as a graphic designer in the printing business that he completed a 3 year course at the ‘Free Academy of Visual Art’ and as his interests developed he moved into advertising for a large international agency.
Continuing to develop his interest in the visual he completed a further diploma in photography from the School for Photographers in Amsterdam.
Setting up his own advertising agency allowed him initially to divide his time between work and art and now he dedicates all his time to art on the Cote d’Azur.
The decision to work with acrylics from the start, was made for both creative and practical reasons.
Acrylic, drying faster than oils and more forgiving than watercolour, was ideally suited to the fast, expressive painting that is his defining characteristic.
From small to big, Pim de Jongh would begin each work with many small sketches before picking up a brush to work on the larger canvas.
His early works are mainly figurative, laced with an easy humour. At the end of the nineties, deciding that a change was needed, he moved towards Lyrical Biomorphic Abstraction. In this period large biomorphic, organic figures flow over the canvas, creating a surreal atmosphere in which space and depth have found their place, and the intensity of colour provides an immense vastness that reaches out from the canvas.
Over time, he moved more to the style of American Abstract Expressionism, abandoning the carefully prepared sketches that preceded his early works and painting directly on the canvas from the inner self, without pre-conceptions, construction or planning.
His art evolves constantly and continues to surprise as in the series Spanish landscapes, where he interprets the vibrancy and harsh contrast of the sunlight of the spanish landscape. Using many layers of paint on large canvases to capture its complexity and depth, he instills in the observer the vividness and strong emotions of the scene.