Gerrie Hondius

1979

Artist biography

Gerrie Hondius is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist. Gerrie Hondius was born in 1979. Also born in 1979 and of this same generation are Peter Wächtler, Jens Fager, Jan Rosseel, Peskine, Alexis, and Bernhard Buhmann.

Further Biographical Context for Gerrie Hondius

Born in 1979, Gerrie Hondius grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Gerrie Hondius

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