Fred de Jong
Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam 1971-1977
Academy of Arts, Honolulu 1977-1978
Graphic School 1980-1981
Sculptor, graphic artist, painter, collagist
In accordance withonform the RKD (Dutch world’s leading documentation and research institutes for art history)
How it comes …. de Jong’s work has a clear oriental influence, sometimes a Japanese aesthetic. How that came about, especially for an artist from Amsterdam, remains a question for us all. He has never been to Japan.
Wood grains that radiate a warm glow make the work strong. Since a relatively short time, there has been a shift from figurative to abstract/constructivist approach.