Bouke De Vries
Galleries and Exhibitions
Bouke De Vries is represented by two galleries, Officine Saffi and Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam, Italy and the Netherlands respectively. Bouke De Vries is currently exhibiting at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom with the exhibition All the Days and Nights (28 February 2020 - 09 May 2020). Bouke De Vries' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; FRACTURED IMAGES (08 June 2017 - 15 July 2017) at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom and Nieuw Amsterdams Peil - Despise the solid burgher, but deep drink of his flagon (23 June 2018 - 28 July 2018) at Ellen de Bruijne Projects in the Netherlands.
Bouke De Vries in private collections
On Artland Bouke De Vries' works can be found in the following collection: Bas Kuiper Collection which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Thomas Flechtner, Won Sou-Yeol, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.
Historical Context of Netherlands
The Netherlands has been established 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 period and is seen today as an extraordinary, outstanding painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. At first 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 prominent 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 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.