Estate Philippe Vandenberg

1952 · Belgium

Artist biography

Estate Philippe Vandenberg is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Belgium. Estate Philippe Vandenberg was born in 1952. Born in the same country and around the same year are Luc Tuymans and Francis Alÿs.

Estate Philippe Vandenberg's Gallery representation

Estate Philippe Vandenberg's work is on display at Hauser & Wirth | East 69th Street in New York, the United States.

Historical Context of Belgium

Throughout the 1930s, Belgian art was to play a essential 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 nineteenth century, as the period of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was a significant hub for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also a key 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 Estate Philippe Vandenberg

Estate Philippe Vandenberg was born in 1952 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving 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 world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his reputation as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto gained international success, as they were widely acknowledged as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.

Estate Philippe Vandenberg

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