Bart Kok

1985 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Bart Kok is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other famous artists such as Arnix Wilnoudt, George Korsmit, Isabelle Aanholt, Koes Staassen, and Jean-Marc Spaans. Bart Kok was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Bart Kok's work is available for viewing at Althuis Hofland Fine Arts in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Bart Kok's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Art Rotterdam 2020 at Althuis Hofland Fine Arts in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition was open from 05 February 2020 until 08 February 2020.

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 regarded as one of the most remarkable painters of all time, regardless of the era. 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.

Further Biographical Context for Bart Kok

Bart Kok was born in 1985 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a notable influence on less established artists.

Bart Kok

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