1972 · Belgium
Benoit Platéus is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Belgium, like other renowned artists such as Breedveld, Marian, Koi Persyn, Michaël Borremans, Wouter Deruytter, and Katrien Vogel. Benoit Platéus was born in 1972.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Benoit Platéus is represented by two galleries, Komplot and Baronian Xippas in Brussels, Belgium. Benoit Platéus' work has most recently been exhibited at Baronian Xippas in Brussels (02 June 2017 until 15 July 2017) with the exhibition Telephone Poles.
Benoit Platéus in private collections
On Artland Benoit Platéus' works can be found in the collection of Alejandro Jassan, who for instance also has works by other artists including Won Sou-Yeol, Bruno Augsburger, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.
Historical Context of Belgium
Throughout the 1930s, Belgian art was to play a integral role in Surrealism, especially through the work of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Other important Belgian artists of the 20th century include Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans. In the late 19th century, as the period of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was an important centre for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also a significant artistic trend that was greatly influenced by Belgian artists. Key practitioners of this important early precursor to Surrealism include Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor.
Further Biographical Context for Benoit Platéus
Born in 1972, Benoit Platéus' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1990s. 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 artists, 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 renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art 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 decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.