Bastiaan Woudt

1987 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Bastiaan Woudt is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other famous artists such as José Johann Seinen, Martin Effert, Bert Van Santen, Philipp Gufler, and Johanna Schweizer. Bastiaan Woudt was born in 1987.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Bastiaan Woudt's work is available for viewing at Bildhalle located in Zurich, Switzerland. Bastiaan Woudt's work has most recently been exhibited at Bildhalle in Zurich (28 November 2019 until 22 February 2020) with the exhibition HIDDEN.

Bastiaan Woudt in private collections

On Artland Bastiaan Woudt's works can be found in the following collection: Sam van Rooij which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Farhad Farzali, and Tora Aghabayova.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been established as an artistic and cultural capital for centuries, for instance through the global influence of celebrated artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the rise 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 period and is still regarded 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 pioneered abstract art in the Netherlands, driven by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would adopt 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 embraced the ideals and the essence of De Stijl in his work. Willem de Kooning was also a Dutch national, though he relocated to the United States in the earlier years of his life, and his work was largely influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement thriving in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Bastiaan Woudt

Bastiaan Woudt was born in 1987 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

Bastiaan Woudt

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