Aroena Chowhari

1974 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Aroena Chowhari is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the the Netherlands, like other famous artists such as Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk, Lieven Hendriks, Marc Nagtzaam, Annelie Bruijn, and Stephen Wilks. Aroena Chowhari was born in 1974.

About Aroena Chowhari's work

Aroena Chowhari is best known for creating digital work. Digital art can be understood as dual - digital technology can be the medium used to produce artworks, but it can also be the end in itself. In both cases, digital art implies that computer processing is involved in the making, or presentation, of the artwork. Sometimes referred to as “new-media art”, digital art essentially challenges the borders between technology and art and grants the artists a new kind of freedom, never experienced before. Digital art can also involve installations, which offers the viewer an interactive experience. First introduced in the 1980s, with artists such as Harold Cohen and Andy Warhol as pioneers of the genre, digital art will keep evolving, as technology boundlessly progresses and becomes more sophisticated.

Historical Context of Netherlands

In the post-Impressionist era, the dutch Vincent Van Gogh is considered among one of the most important innovators, and is of course viewed as one of the greatest painters of all time, regardless of the era.

The Netherlands has a reputable heritage for art and design in the twentieth century culture, although its position as a cultural powerhouse had been long established, centuries before the fifteenth century, when artists like Jan van Eyck were amidst the most well-known in the world. The Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s brought such luminaries as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael.

Willem de Kooning is also Dutch, although he emigrated to the United States in his youth and his work is most closely related to the New York City Abstract Expressionist scene of the late 1940s and 1950s.

In the twentieth century, some of the earliest examples of abstraction in the Netherlands were made under the aegis of the seminal de Stijl movement, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. Gerrit Rietveld was a major architect and designer whose work is closely related to the ideas of De Stijl.

Further Biographical Context for Aroena Chowhari

Aroena Chowhari was born in 1974 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global 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 recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

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