Hanging mobile art by
visual artist Jeroen de Nijs
by visual artist
Jeroen de Nijs
“I try to create a subtle poetic story. An aesthetic object bringing joy and playfulness”
I try to create a subtle poetic story. An aesthetic object bringing joy and playfulness to the interior.
Objects of joy.
Even in an abstract manner, I like the way they have a narrative. Could they represent little funny creatures in a lush environment? Gently coming alive with a breeze.
Airy and playful, for me they represent the spirit of a living area
hand-made Kinetic Sculpture
Midcentury modern Playfulness
My mobiles are handmade with great care for detail.
Slowly… sanded, rounded, painted, balanced and assembled by hand. The shapes are made of wood. Poplar plywood, beech, or Balsa wood. The hand-bent iron rods are galvanized steel (having a grey, blueish-worn finish) or shiny stainless steel. I make them in small badges. But each one is unique in its finish.
I use wood because it’s warm and Fen Shui in the living space.
Jeroen de Nijs
Searching for Utopia
Before going to art school, I was already fascinated by the playfulness of the modernist artist around the 1920s-1940s like Matisse, Miró, Calder, and Duchamp who had this strong believe and desire to envision a better world.
Besides art and design, I just love nature and meditation. How it can create feelings of joy and get you into a special kind of state. More energized, yet light at heart.
In my small paintings, I searched for abstract ways to picture “Utopia”. See old work
It was later that I realized that kinetic art objects like mobiles are perfect objects to represent and transmit these feelings of effortless joy and playfulness.
A play of shape, colors, and movement.
It looks great and it is handcrafted perfectly. He was also super attentive and the shipping went perfectly. I love it ❤️👌
Shipped with extreme care and also timely. We could not be happier!
Jeroen replied within a few hours of purchase and was updating me on the process. I was able to choose between a few wire and color options. Mobile came neatly packaged, with personal message, shipping with tracking code was super quick. Highly creative and professional! You are guaranteed to enjoy the object, process & the person.
The upstairs was feeling left out apparently. These exquisite beauties are characterized by sublime engineering and are striking in detail, angle and flow. You are one talented artist Jeroen and it has been a pleasure communicating with you! Your warmth and enthusiasm permeates your creations. From perusal to purchase, from packaging to placement in my home, the process has been perfect!!
The ordering, the contact with Jeroen, the last minute change, the delivery and unpacking of the Mobile, the hanging it to the ceiling and last but definitely not least the looking it hanging and moving. This is such a welcome addition to our apartment. The best part of art is when you discover every time something else about the object. This has the same effect. If you are considering buying a mobile, this is the shop to go to.