1978 · Belgium
Eric Croes is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Belgium, like other celebrated artists such as Vaast Colson, Guillaume Bijl, Maxim Frank, FLAME, and Kris Vleeschouwer. Eric Croes was born in 1978.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Eric Croes is represented and exhibited by 3 galleries around the world, in countries such as Belgium and France. Galleries exhibiting Eric Croes' work include Sorry We're Closed in Belgium, as well as Lefebvre & Fils and GDM | Paris in France. Eric Croes' work are exhibited at the exhibition, 7 at Sorry We're Closed in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 23 May 2020. Eric Croes' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Sorry We're Closed in Belgium (24 January 2020 - 13 March 2020) with the name Multiple Visions and GDM | Paris in France (01 January 2018 - 31 March 2018) with the name Collection 100 %. Eric Croes' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Collection 100 % and took place at GDM | Paris in France from the 01 January 2018 to 31 March 2018.
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 key Belgian artists of the 20th century include Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans. In the late 19th century, as the era of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was an important 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 Eric Croes
Born in 1978, Eric Croes' creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties 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. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.