Bas Van Den Hurk

1965 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Bas Van Den Hurk is an artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands, like other famous artists such as Auke de Vries, Bettie Ringma, Jantien Jongsma, Machiel Botman, and L I Ly Va N D E R Sto K K E R. Bas Van Den Hurk was born in 1965.

Bas Van Den Hurk's Gallery representation

Bas Van Den Hurk's work is on display at Hopstreet in Brussels, Belgium.

Bas Van Den Hurk in private collections

On Artland Bas Van Den Hurk's works can be found in the following collections: Steven Cox, who for instance also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Asger Dybvad Larsen, Gijs Van Lith and Morten Knudsen; and Rod Barton, who likewise has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Dean Levin, Alex Clarke and Dan Shaw-Town.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been recognised as an artistic and cultural centre for centuries, for instance through the international influence of celebrated artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the emergence of such illustrious artists as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is considered as one of the most significant forerunners of the post-Impressionist era and is seen today as an extraordinary, unprecedented painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. Originally established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that established abstract art in the Netherlands, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would espouse a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a profound influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a powerful architect and designer who adopted the ideals and the essence of De Stijl in his work. Willem de Kooning was also a Dutch national, though he migrated to the United States in the earlier years of his life, and his work was predominantly influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement thriving in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Bas Van Den Hurk

Born in 1965, Bas Van Den Hurk was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Bas Van Den Hurk

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