1974 · Belgium
Aline Bouvy is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Belgium, like other prominent artists such as Boris Thiebaut, Henri Michaux, Jofroi Amaral, Quentin de Briey, and Gommaar Gilliams. Aline Bouvy was born in 1974.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Aline Bouvy's work is available on display in multiple galleries recorded on Artland. Galleries include Damien & The Love Guru, Komplot, and Baronian Xippas in Brussels, Belgium. Aline Bouvy's work has most recently been exhibited at Baronian Xippas in Brussels (08 November 2018 until 22 December 2018) with the exhibition Aline Bouvy - Bastinado. Aline Bouvy's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Do I dare to eat a peach?, which took place at fiebach, minninger in Cologne, Germany (15 November 2019 - 03 January 2020).
Historical Context of Belgium
During the 1930s, Belgian art was to play a integral role in Surrealism, especially through the work of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Other key Belgian artists of the twentieth century include Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans. In the late nineteenth century, as the period of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was a significant hub for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also a significant artistic trend that was greatly influenced by Belgian artists. Key practitioners of this important early precursor to Surrealism include Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor.
Further Biographical Context for Aline Bouvy
Born in 1974, Aline Bouvy was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.