Large neon letters... Eindhoven station the Netherlands.

"Conventie, een soort herinnering, is het grootste beletsel om te genieten van leven en kunst."

"Convention, a kind of remembrance, is the biggest hindrance to the enjoyment of life and art."

Piet Mondriaan.

Since that day somewhere in the late 90s,

those words echo in his head...

Johan Hovinga, 

Born in Weerdinge, the Netherlands 1976.




A man of extremes in life and work, he refuses to subscribe to a particular art form. He finds his inspiration and passion in everyday life, as well as in his love and curiosity about and for life. The way in which he lives and the choices he makes lead to admiration from some and envy and even dislike from others. This dialectic works as an inspiration for him to seek further challenges.


Confronting people in their natural habitat, their daily life.
Always searching in the dark corners of our society and questioning the society which we live in.
Provoking and disturbing in the search for new answers.
Inspiring and conecting people in our fragmented society.


> A personal isight in his choice to a life in art <