Ab Van Hanegem

1960 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Ab Van Hanegem is seen as an established artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other celebrated artists such as Merit De Jong, Annegien De Bruijn, Kevin Van Braak, Ferry Bertholet, and Maryan Geluk. Ab Van Hanegem was born in 1960.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ab Van Hanegem is represented and exhibited by Galerie Gilla Lörcher in Berlin, Germany. Ab Van Hanegem's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Recent Paintings at Galerie Gilla Lörcher in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was open from 04 November 2017 until 08 December 2017.

Historical Context of Netherlands

In the post-Impressionist era, the dutch Vincent Van Gogh is considered among one of the most significant innovators, and is of course seen as one of the most remarkable painters of all time, regardless of the era. In the 20th century, some of the earliest examples of abstraction in the Netherlands were emerged under the guidance of the seminal de Stijl movement, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. Gerrit Rietveld was an influential architect and designer whose work is closely related to the ideas of De Stijl.

Further Biographical Context for Ab Van Hanegem

Ab Van Hanegem was born in 1960 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Ab Van Hanegem

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