Ann Veronica Janssens

1956 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Ann Veronica Janssens is an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Ann Veronica Janssens was born in 1956. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor and John Akomfrah.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ann Veronica Janssens' work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in France, Belgium, and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Brussels, Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Wevelgem, and Kamel Mennour | Rue du Pont de Lodi in Paris. Ann Veronica Janssens most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Brussels with the exhibition Solo Exhibition . The exhibition was open from 02 May 2019 until 28 June 2019. Ann Veronica Janssens' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Praz-Delavallade | Los Angeles in the United States (12 July 2019 - 06 September 2019) with the name THE SOUND OF SILENCE and Bortolami Gallery in the United States (27 June 2019 - 08 August 2019) with the name The Song of the Araponga. Ann Veronica Janssens' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Ich rede zu Dir wie Kinder reden in der Nacht and took place at Esther Schipper in Berlin, Germany from the 04 November 2017 to 16 December 2017.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the resulting ascent of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the prosperity and economic power did not shelter it from the apparent cultural supremacy of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a somewhat significant degree outshined by their respective impact on the art of the modern world. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and crucial agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become essential to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led guilds of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a significant movement, essentially characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists known for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically acclaimed British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Further Biographical Context for Ann Veronica Janssens

Born in 1956, Ann Veronica Janssens' creative work was largely inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Street art started to appear as a true and recognized form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Fuelled by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a unceasing flux of self-transformation, endlessly shifting the limits of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Ann Veronica Janssens

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