Ansuya Blom

1956 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Ansuya Blom is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other prominent artists such as Thijs Ebbe Fokkens, Huber Huber, Martin Effert, Arie De Groot, and Ross Birrell. Ansuya Blom was born in 1956.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ansuya Blom is represented and exhibited by Galerie van Gelder in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ansuya Blom's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Suzanne U. at Galerie van Gelder in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition was open from 29 March 2019 until 03 May 2019.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has a reputable heritage for art and design in the twentieth century culture, although its place as a cultural powerhouse had been long established, centuries before the fifteenth century, when artists like Jan van Eyck were amidst the most famous in the world. The Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s brought such luminaries as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. In the 20th century, some of the earliest examples of abstraction in the Netherlands were emerged under the support 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 Ansuya Blom

Born in 1956, Ansuya Blom was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology, allied with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they aimed to create life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Ansuya Blom

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