Florentijn de Boer

1990 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Florentijn de Boer is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who was born in the the Netherlands, like other renowned artists such as Marieke Van Rooy, Lonneke Van Der Palen, Fré Ilgen, Ties Ten Bosch, and Carolien Scholtes. Florentijn de Boer was born in 1990.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Florentijn de Boer is represented by Rademakers Gallery located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Florentijn de Boer most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Rademakers Gallery in Amsterdam with the exhibition ONLY WOMEN. The exhibition was open from 06 June 2019 until 11 July 2019. Florentijn de Boer's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is SUMMER JAM, which took place at Rademakers Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (19 July 2019 - 24 August 2019).

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been established as an artistic and cultural capital for centuries, for instance through the global influence of celebrated artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the emergence of such distinguished artists as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is considered as one of the most significant forerunners of the post-Impressionist period and is seen today as an extraordinary, unprecedented painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. At first established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that pioneered abstract art in the Netherlands, driven by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would espouse a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a profound influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a powerful architect and designer who embraced the ideals and the essence of De Stijl in his work. Willem de Kooning was also a Dutch national, though he relocated to the United States in the earlier years of his life, and his work was predominantly influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement thriving in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Florentijn de Boer

Florentijn de Boer was born in 1990 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.

Florentijn de Boer

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