Bas Van Wieringen

1983 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Bas Van Wieringen is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the the Netherlands, like other celebrated artists such as Thomas Raat, Carli Hermes, Carlos & Jason Sanchez, Laura De Wilde, and Adriaan Rees. Bas Van Wieringen was born in 1983.

Bas Van Wieringen's exhibition

Bas Van Wieringen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at C&H gallery in Amsterdam with the exhibition Everything is Something, Nothing is Something too. The exhibition was open from 20 October 2018 until 17 November 2018.

Bas Van Wieringen in private collections

On Artland Bas Van Wieringen's works can be found in the following collection: Bas van Wieringen which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Sissi Farassat, DUSKMANN, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

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 seen as one of the most remarkable painters of all time, irrespective of the era. Willem de Kooning is also Dutch, although he emigrated to the United States at a young age and his work is most closely related to the New York City Abstract Expressionist sphere of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Bas Van Wieringen

Born in 1983, Bas Van Wieringen's creative work was largely inspired by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

Bas Van Wieringen

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