Galleries and Exhibitions
Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Ad Dekkers' work. These are Borzo Gallery and Andriesse Eyck Galerie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ad Dekkers most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Borzo Gallery in Amsterdam (05 March 2020 until 15 March 2020) with the exhibition TEFAF Maastricht. Ad Dekkers' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Art Rotterdam 2019, which took place at Willem Baars Projects in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (06 February 2019 - 10 February 2019).
Historical Context of Netherlands
The Netherlands has been established as an artistic and cultural capital for centuries, for instance through the international influence of renowned artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the emergence of such distinguished artists as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is considered as one of the most significant forerunners of the post-Impressionist era and is still regarded as an extraordinary, outstanding painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. Originally established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that pioneered abstract art in the Netherlands, driven by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would adopt a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a significant influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a prominent architect and designer who embraced the ideals and the essence of De Stijl in his work. Willem de Kooning was also a Dutch national, though he migrated to the United States in the earlier years of his life, and his work was predominantly influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement prosperous in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.