Museum Jan van der Togt in Amstelveen presents from 14 April until 9 July 2017 a retrospective exhibition of Dutch fine art photographer Micky Hoogendijk. The exhibition ‘Through the Eyes of Others’ shows portraits reflecting the concealed vulnerability and beauty of people. Simultaneously Micky launches her first photo book and exhibits in the Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam.
In 2009, Micky Hoogendijk received a last gift from her ailing mother: a professional still camera. This present would change her life forever. In 2010 she moved to Los Angeles and discovered her gift for creating artistic portraits. In Micky’s own words: “Through the eyes of others I see me.”
Micky Hoogendijk’s work is characterized by sharp iconic images that deeply touch your soul. The starting point of her work is an encounter, dream or object that culminates in an explosion of ideas. Recurring themes are religion, society, androgyny and mythology.
Art has always been an essential part of Micky Hoogendijk (Amsterdam, 1970). She comes from an art family and grew up in an international art scene and spent years in front of the camera as an actress and model. Micky has also been business partner of postmodern artist Rob Scholte and creative director of Supperclub.
The autonomous work of Micky Hoogendijk has been showcased at exhibitions in Austin, Bogota, Cologne, Houston, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Santa Fe, Tokyo and Washington. In The Netherlands Eduard Planting Gallery presents her work at art fairs like PAN Amsterdam, Rotterdam Contemporary and Art Amsterdam.
More information about this show on the website of Museum Jan van der Togt
More information about Micky's new book with the same title. It's only €25,- (shipping is possible of course).