Nynke Tynagel is a Dutch artist based in Amsterdam.
Born in a village known for its modernist design and architecture, to parents who were both graduates of the renowned Eindhoven Design Academy it was no surprise when she followed in their footsteps to study graphic art at the same institution.
After graduating Nynke became joint owner of the art and design collective Studio Job, ranked as one of the world’s most influential players within their field. Studio Job crafted a body of work that drew upon classical, popular, contemporary design and visual art creating a bridge between object and product by merging monumental design and graphic artwork, redefining the space between.
After more than 20 years creating Studio Job's graphic work she is now an autonomous artist.
Nynke's bold expressive and iconographic imagery, both heraldic and pop cartoonish, projects a strong narrative quality. Her visual fields are tightly conceived, carefully placed and contextualised into intense but harmonious compositions, presented in a range of crafts including stained-glass, ceramics, hand-painting, textile, marquetry, alongside laser and printing techniques.
The highly ornamented artwork often contains a dark and satirical content, a brave confrontation with the current attitudes and condition of the modern world.
Nynke Tynagel has collaborated with many brands including, Alessi, Hema, Heinz, Swatch, Swarovski, Bisazza, Seletti, Yo2 and Faena Art. She designed King William’s inaugural stamp for PostNL, produced a textile range for the Netherlands TextielMuseum and most recently created a deck of playing cards in collaboration with Studio Piet Boon.
Her work has been exhibited and collected by numerous museums, including MAD, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cooper-Hewitt, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, MOMA , Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, NRW Forum, Groninger Museum and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.