Éric Croes

1978 · Belgium

Artist biography

Éric Croes is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Belgium, like other renowned artists such as Matthieu Litt, Mon Colonel, Jan De Cock, Eva De Chabaneix, and Burhan amer. Éric Croes was born in 1978.

Éric Croes' Gallery representation

Éric Croes' work is available for viewing at Komplot in Brussels, Belgium.

Historical Context of Belgium

Belgium has been a significant artistic hub since the later part of the 19th century. As a small country, bordered by both France and the Netherlands, it has been subjected to significant influence by both the French and Flemish cultures. In the late nineteenth century, as the era of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was an important centre 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 Éric Croes

Born in 1978, Éric Croes grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. 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 1980s 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. influential 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 started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

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