1979 · Belgium
Dennis Tyfus is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Belgium, like other well-known artists such as Koen van den Broek, Bart Vandevijvere, Tinka Pittoors, Francis Alÿs, and Simona Denicolai. Dennis Tyfus was born in 1979.
Dennis Tyfus most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at PLUS-ONE Gallery in Antwerp with the exhibition Off Balance. The exhibition was open from 18 October 2019 until 23 November 2019. Dennis Tyfus' only other exhibition is Looking at the world through rose coloured glasses, which took place at PLUS-ONE Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium (19 January 2019 - 03 March 2019).
Dennis Tyfus in private collections
Historical Context of Belgium
Belgium has been a significant artistic hub since the later years of the nineteenth century. As a small country, bordered by both France and the Netherlands, it has been subjected to major influence by both the French and Flemish cultures. In the late 19th century, as the period 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 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 Dennis Tyfus
Born in 1979, Dennis Tyfus' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.