Filip Vervaet

1977 · Belgium

Artist biography

Filip Vervaet is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Belgium, like other prominent artists such as Francois Patoue, Benoit Platéus, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Ronny Delrue, and Denicolai & Provoost. Filip Vervaet was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Filip Vervaet is represented by two galleries. These are Damien & The Love Guru in Brussels, Belgium and Cinnnamon in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Filip Vervaet is exhibited at the exhibition, The Biophilia Hypothesis at MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels in Belgium. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 04 April 2020. Filip Vervaet's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Off Balance (18 October 2019 - 23 November 2019) at PLUS-ONE Gallery in Antwerp and On My Way (06 September 2019 - 12 October 2019) at PLUS-ONE Gallery in Antwerp. Filip Vervaet's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called 'Where do we come from? / Where are we going?' and took place at Cinnnamon in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from the 29 October 2017 to 09 December 2017.

Filip Vervaet currently has one work for sale on Artland.

Historical Context of Belgium

During the 1930s, Belgian art was to play a essential 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 Filip Vervaet

Filip Vervaet was born in 1977 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable 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 started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Filip Vervaet

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