Jan Van Der Ploeg
1959 · Netherlands
Jan Van Der Ploeg is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands, like other prominent artists such as Sabine Lintzen, Chris Lebeau, Bertien Van Manen, Rob de Oude, and Toine Horvers. Jan Van Der Ploeg was born in 1959.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Jan Van Der Ploeg is represented by 5 galleries around the world, including countries such as France, Italy, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Jan Van Der Ploeg's work include Galerie Jérôme Pauchant and GDM | Paris in France, as well as Renata Fabbri Arte Contemporanea in Italy. Jan Van Der Ploeg most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Mini Galerie in Amsterdam (24 January 2020 until 28 February 2020) with the exhibition MiniMalism. Jan Van Der Ploeg's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Patterns II (02 April 2020 - 20 June 2020) at Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie in Basel and whodunnit (05 July 2019 - 30 August 2019) at Taubert Contemporary in Berlin. Jan Van Der Ploeg's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called blast and took place at Taubert Contemporary in Berlin, Germany from the 15 September 2018 to 17 November 2018.
Historical Context of Netherlands
The Netherlands has been recognised as an artistic and cultural capital for centuries, for instance through the international 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 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 era 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, led 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 significant influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a prominent 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 prosperous in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.
Further Biographical Context for Jan Van Der Ploeg
Born in 1959, Jan Van Der Ploeg's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements gained prominence included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.