Chaim Van Luit

1985 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Chaim Van Luit is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other famous artists such as William Jansen, Josine Timmer, Thalen & Thalen (Jaap Thalen), Niek Kemps, and Jeroen Van Unen. Chaim Van Luit was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Chaim Van Luit is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Meessen De Clercq in Brussels, Belgium and Tegenboschvanvreden in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Chaim Van Luit's work has most recently been exhibited at Meessen De Clercq in Brussels (07 September 2018 until 06 October 2018) with the exhibition The Unending Gift.

Historical Context of Netherlands

In the post-Impressionist era, the dutch Vincent Van Gogh is considered among one of the most leading innovators, and is of course viewed as one of the most remarkable painters of all time, regardless of the era. In the twentieth century, some of the earliest examples of abstraction in the Netherlands were made under the support of the seminal de Stijl movement, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. Gerrit Rietveld was an influential architect and designer whose work is closely related to the ideas of De Stijl.

Further Biographical Context for Chaim Van Luit

Chaim Van Luit was born in 1985 and was largely influenced by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning 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 collective 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 successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous 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 considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was a developing trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami was to form a significant collective called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Chaim Van Luit

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