Jantien Jongsma

1965 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Jantien Jongsma is a modern artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other renowned artists such as Marjolein Van Houten, Pipsqueakwashere, Ger Van Elk, Telmo Miel, and Aernout Mik. Jantien Jongsma was born in 1965.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jantien Jongsma's work is on display at C&H gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Jantien Jongsma's work has most recently been exhibited at C&H gallery in Amsterdam (08 February 2018 until 11 February 2018) with the exhibition Art Rotterdam.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has a reputable heritage for art and design in the twentieth century culture, although its position as a cultural powerhouse had been long established, centuries before the fifteenth century, when artists like Jan van Eyck were amidst the most renowned in the world. The Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s brought such luminaries as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Willem de Kooning is also Dutch, although he emigrated to the United States in his youth and his work is most closely related to the New York City Abstract Expressionist scene of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Jantien Jongsma

Jantien Jongsma was born in 1965 and was predominantly inspired 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 environment. The 1980s were an important decade politically, 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Jantien Jongsma

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