I’m grateful and honor for this amazing opportunity to have one of the limited edition Art-Tshirt (19/25 units) of Micky Hoogendijk, where has the one and only my dear friend and mentor Stephen MacMillan Moser. I’m wearing my T-shirt to attend The Social Latino USA Mixer in Austin
- About Micky Hoogendijk http://www.mickysees.com
Nurtured by the life of the international art world and memories of the old Dutch masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt, Dutch artist Micky Hoogendijk takes the beholder on a journey into her universe. A dynamic and inspiring realm where visual arts, technology and theater melt together into photography.
Hoogendijk’s work is characterized by sharp iconic images that deeply touch your soul. With her camera and lighting, Hoogendijk enchants religious and mythical themes as well as daily scenes, as Vermeer and Rembrandt did with their paint and brushes.
At the basis of her work lies always the quest for the vulnerability of man in order to be able to uncover and capture its powerful essence. The image without embellishment. Man is majestic if he shows his vulnerability. This theme is prominent in her recent portrait series Regal of 2012.
Art has always been an integral part of Hoogendijk. She grew up in an international environment of art, surrounded by bold artists, art dealers, theater makers, actors, actresses and dancers.
Her grandfather Dirk Hoogendijk was one of The Netherlands’ most successful art dealers in the last century. Thanks to his excellent perceptiveness in his field he was able to enrich many museums with Dutch Masters. As a young girl she spent hours and hours in the painting workshop of her father, the painter Roelof Frankot, who initially did a lot with photography but then later on focused on abstract art.
In the nineties Hoogendijk was in the center of the Amsterdam and International art scene as both the business partner and wife of famous postmodern artist Rob Scholte. A time when postmodernism was revealing itself. A young lady in her twenties she ruled over the company Rob Scholte BV and was project manager of the prestigious project “Après nous le deluge”, a wall and ceiling painting of twelve hundred square meters in Nagasaki, Japan.
Around the turn of the century, as creative director of the Supperclub, Hoogendijk was actively involved in the international expansion of the Supperclub brand.
In her versatile career you will also find Hoogendijk in front of the camera. She has posed for important Dutch designers like Mart Visser and has acted in European and US films. In 2008 she received the award “Best Actress in a Feature Film” at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival for her magnificent work in Blindspot.
Micky moved to the United States together with her husband Adam Curry in 2010. Two months before her mother Gine Frankot passed away in Amsterdam she received a camera from her mother and Curry. It was love on first sight. In San Francisco she discovered the majestic lines and architecture of the city through the eye of the camera.
In 2011 they moved to Los Angeles where many actors posed for her.
Hoogendijk has been living and working in Austin, Texas since 2012.
Hoogendijk’s work is considered as being most promising for the International art world.
- About Stephen MacMillan Moser
He was a clothing designer for 33 years, and segued into writing about fashion in 1999 with the Austin Chronicle. He just left New York having sold his designs through Bergdorf-Goodman, Henri Bendel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Felissimo, Frank Stella and others for a number of years, and sought a more graceful, peaceful life for himself. He lived in Austin twice before, starting back in 1975, and again in the early Eighties, watching it evolve from the land of the Cosmic Cowboy into Punk HQ, and again into the beginnings of a world class city. Through his nine years as the Austin Chronicle’s Style Avatar, he rule a fashionable empire and have many loyal subjects as well as a close circle of glamourous beauties that he thinks of as his Swans. He also count an astounding amount of deeply talented, influential and creative people among his friends, and regularly “make the scene” as a self-created media star.