Ido Vunderink

1955 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Ido Vunderink is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other renowned artists such as Martina Merlini, Zedz (Alias), Peer Vink , Dre 'Wapenaar, and Mickey Yang. Ido Vunderink was born in 1955.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ido Vunderink's work is on display at Willem Baars Projects in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ido Vunderink most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Willem Baars Projects in Amsterdam (13 December 2019 until 10 January 2020) with the exhibition Simple arithmetic. Ido Vunderink's work has also been exhibited during the Joost van den Toorn: Beelden, Morgan Betz: Collages exhibition at Willem Baars Projects in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (27 October 2018 - 24 November 2018).

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been established as an artistic and cultural centre for centuries, for instance through the international influence of renowned artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the rise of such illustrious 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 still regarded as an extraordinary, outstanding painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. Originally established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that established abstract art in the Netherlands, driven by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would adopt a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a significant influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a powerful architect and designer who adopted 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 Ido Vunderink

Born in 1955, Ido Vunderink grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple world renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic heart of the era. Street art started to appear as a true and recognized form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Driven by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a unceasing flux of self-transformation, eternally shifting the limits of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Ido Vunderink

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