Catharina Van Eetvelde

1967 · Belgium

Artist biography

Catharina Van Eetvelde is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Belgium, like other celebrated artists such as Dennis Tyfus, Freddy Van Parys, Koen Delaere, Studio Job, and Sam Dillemans. Catharina Van Eetvelde was born in 1967.

Catharina Van Eetvelde's Gallery representation

Catharina Van Eetvelde is represented and exhibited by Galerie Greta Meert located in Brussels, Belgium.

Historical Context of Belgium

Belgium has been a significant artistic hub 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 a significant centre for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also a key 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 Catharina Van Eetvelde

Catharina Van Eetvelde was born in 1967 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, 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. Important 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, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Catharina Van Eetvelde

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