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 Studio Job, ranked as one of the world’s most influential players within design and art. Studio Job crafted a distinctive body of highly expressive work creating a bridge between object and product by merging art and graphics.
After more than 20 years creating Studio Job's signature graphics she now runs her own studio Nynke Tynagel.
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 has a dark and satirical side, bravely confronting current attitudes and conditions in the world.
Nynke Tynagel has collaborated with many brands including, Alessi, Hema, Yo2, Heinz, Swatch, Swarovski, Bisazza, Seletti and Faena Art. She designed King William’s inaugural stamp for PostNL, produced a textile range for the Netherlands TextielMuseum and most recently she designed a unique set of playing cards for 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.