Berlinde De Bruyckere

1964 · Belgium

Artist biography

Berlinde De Bruyckere is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in Belgium, like other renowned artists such as Chantal Akerman, Charline Tyberghein, Jan Scheirs, Filip Dujardin, and David Claerbout Rennes. Berlinde De Bruyckere was born in 1964.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Berlinde De Bruyckere's work, including galleries in countries such as the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and the United States. Galleries include Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row in the United Kingdom, Hauser & Wirth | Zurich in Switzerland, as well as Hauser & Wirth | West 22nd Street in the United States. Berlinde De Bruyckere's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition A SINGLE BED, A SINGLE ROOM at Galleria Continua in Italia , Italy. The exhibition was open from 26 April 2019 until 07 September 2019.

Historical Context of Belgium

Belgium has been a significant artistic centre since the later years of the 19th century. As a small country, bordered by both France and the Netherlands, it has been subjected to significant influence by both the French and Flemish cultures. In the late 19th century, as the era of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was an integral hub 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 Berlinde De Bruyckere

Born in 1964, Berlinde De Bruyckere was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Berlinde De Bruyckere

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