Edith Dekyndt

1960 · Belgium

Artist biography

Edith Dekyndt is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Belgium. Edith Dekyndt was born in 1960. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Luc Tuymans and Francis Alÿs.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Edith Dekyndt's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Carl Freedman Gallery in London, Galerie Greta Meert in Brussels, and Konrad Fischer Galerie in Berlin. Edith Dekyndt's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Invitation – FRAC at Centre Pompidou at Air de Paris in France. The exhibition was open from 20 September 2018 until 20 October 2018. Edith Dekyndt's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Martin van Zomeren in Amsterdam (31 May 2019 - 05 July 2019) with the name Dub Toasted Time and Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam (23 June 2018 - 28 July 2018) with the name Nieuw Amsterdams Peil - Despise the solid burgher, but deep drink of his flagon. Edith Dekyndt's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called ART COLOGNE 2017 and took place at Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich, Switzerland from the 26 April 2017 to 29 April 2017.

Historical Context of Belgium

Throughout the 1930s, Belgian art was to play a key role in Surrealism, particularly through the work of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Other significant Belgian artists of the 20th century include Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans. In the late nineteenth century, as the era of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was an integral 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 Edith Dekyndt

Edith Dekyndt was born in 1960 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to evolve and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto gained worldwide success, as they were widely recognized as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

Edith Dekyndt

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