Frederic Geurts

1965 · Belgium

Artist biography

Frederic Geurts is a visual artist, who was born in Belgium, like other renowned artists such as Yves Zurstrassen, Enigmatik, Jan Dries, Manuel Geerinck, and Joris Van de Moortel. Frederic Geurts was born in 1965.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Frederic Geurts' work is available for viewing at Sofie Van de Velde in Antwerp, Belgium. Frederic Geurts most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Sofie Van de Velde in Antwerp with the exhibition Frederic Geurts - Reinhard Doubrawa. The exhibition was open from 02 June 2017 until 29 July 2017.

Historical Context of Belgium

Surrounded by France and the Netherlands, the small country of Belgium has been significantly influenced by its neighbours throughout time and affirmed itself as a vibrant and inventive artistic centre in the later part of the nineteenth century. Belgian art productions were crucial in the unfolding of Surrealism in the 1930s, primarily through the works of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Among others, Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans are key figures of the Belgian art scene of the twentieth century. Highly influenced by Belgian artists, the Symbolist movement was a prominent artistic trend, early precursor to Surrealism, and including artists such as Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor. As the era of the avant-garde began to take place in Europe towards the end of the nineteenth century, Brussels turned into a hub for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders.

Further Biographical Context for Frederic Geurts

Frederic Geurts was born in 1965 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Frederic Geurts

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