Dana Lixenberg

1964 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Dana Lixenberg is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other prominent artists such as Annemieke Alberts, Herman Coppus, Marc Truijen, Marianne Schuit, and Berndnaut Smilde. Dana Lixenberg was born in 1964.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Dana Lixenberg is represented by two galleries, GRIMM Frans Halsstraat and GRIMM | New York in the Netherlands and the United States respectively. Dana Lixenberg most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at GRIMM Frans Halsstraat in Amsterdam (15 September 2018 until 10 November 2018) with the exhibition American Images. Dana Lixenberg's only other exhibition is American Images, which took place at GRIMM | New York in the United States (11 January 2020 - 28 February 2020).

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been recognised as an artistic and cultural centre for centuries, for instance through the global influence of renowned artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the rise 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 era and is still regarded as an extraordinary, unprecedented painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. Originally established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that pioneered abstract art in the Netherlands, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would espouse a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a significant 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 relocated 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.

Further Biographical Context for Dana Lixenberg

Dana Lixenberg was born in 1964 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were an important decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Dana Lixenberg

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