Nienke Hoed (1993) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. Through paintings and collages, she attempts to capture images we are surrounded by in the ‘online universe’. She often uses sourced stills from YouTube videos, like ‘vlogs’, in which people film everyday life and share it with their followers.
The visual language and the fragile materials in her work, like wood and paper, stand in direct contrast to the over-stimulated world we’ve grown accustomed to, like YouTube. The shapes and contours, that emerge through a process of collecting, sorting and displacement, are vaguely reminiscent of the origin of the used images, which results in a striking balance between abstraction and figuration.