Elke Andreas Boon

1969 · Belgium

Artist biography

Elke Andreas Boon is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Belgium, like other prominent artists such as Stijn Lernout, Jean-Daniel Bourgeois, Dennis Tyfus, Sozyone Gonzalez, and Peter Rogiers. Elke Andreas Boon was born in 1969.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Elke Andreas Boon's work is on display at Annie Gentils Gallery located in Antwerp, Belgium. Elke Andreas Boon's work are currently exhibiting at Hopstreet in Brussels with the exhibition In convenience we trust (07 March 2020 - 01 May 2020).

Historical Context of Belgium

Throughout the 1930s, Belgian art was to play a integral role in Surrealism, especially 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 19th century, as the period of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was an integral hub for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also a main 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 Elke Andreas Boon

Elke Andreas Boon was born in 1969 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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 global 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 began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Elke Andreas Boon

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