Born in 1970 Waddinxveen in The Netherlands.

Pepijn studied graphic and typographic design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag).

After graduation Pepijn focused more on illustrating and painting. This was the beginning of Cirque d’extraordinaire or what later became his alias and studio name ‘Cirque de Pepin’.  Pepijn’s circus, as a metaphor for a place where anything can happen.

Pepijn has exhibited his intricate ceramic sculptures and paintings in solo exhibitions in The Netherlands, most recently ‘Cirque de Pepin, The Greatest Show on Earth’ in the Koornmarktspoort, city museum, Kampen (2014). He has participated in many group shows in The Netherlands and abroad, notably at the ‘The Blue Revolution Delft-Jingdezhen, 400 years exchange’ show in Delft, Jingdezhen and Dongguan, China; GROW UPS, groupshow in The center for creative communications (CCC) in Shizuoka te Japan (2010) and Indigo Monster at La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand.

Public commissions include a relief for the Feijenoord Soccer Club (2009) in Rotterdam, and a monument in honor of the Dutch comic writer Marten Toonder Rotterdam (2002). Van den Nieuwendijk’s work is in the collection of the San Bao Museum, Jingdezhen, China, Heden Den Haag and in many private collections.