Emmanuel Van Der Auwera

1982 · Belgium

Artist biography

Emmanuel Van Der Auwera is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Belgium, like other well-known artists such as Michiel Ceulers, Jan Lauwers, Emilie Pischedda, Stevie Dix, and Deanna Thompson. Emmanuel Van Der Auwera was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Emmanuel Van Der Auwera's work is on display at Harlan Levey Projects located in Brussels, Belgium. Emmanuel Van Der Auwera's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition ARCO Madrid | Booth 9G02/9G02A at Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 25 February 2020 until 29 February 2020. Emmanuel Van Der Auwera's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Sky is on Fire (04 September 2019 - 02 November 2019) at Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels and Open Skies (26 September 2019 - 04 January 2020) at Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels.

At the moment, seven works from Emmanuel Van Der Auwera are for sale on Artland.

Emmanuel Van Der Auwera in private collections

On Artland Emmanuel Van Der Auwera's works can be found in the following collection: harlan which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Sarah Derat, Ali Hasanov, and Mar Hernández.

Historical Context of Belgium

Surrounded by France and the Netherlands, the modest country of Belgium has been significantly influenced by its neighbours throughout time and affirmed itself as a vibrant and inventive artistic centre in the later part of the nineteenth century. Belgian art productions were essential in the unfolding of Surrealism in the 1930s, mainly through the works of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Among others, Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans are key figures of the Belgian art scene of the twentieth century. Highly influenced by Belgian artists, the Symbolist movement was a major artistic trend, early precursor to Surrealism, and including artists such as Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor. As the age of the avant-garde began to take place in Europe towards the late nineteenth century, Brussels turned into a hub for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders.

Further Biographical Context for Emmanuel Van Der Auwera

Emmanuel Van Der Auwera was born in 1982 and was largely inspired by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start 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 group of practitioners, 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 known 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 achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. 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 formed a powerful collective called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Emmanuel Van Der Auwera

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