Jcj Vanderheyden

1928 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Jcj Vanderheyden is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the Netherlands. Jcj Vanderheyden was born in 1928. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Christiaan Karel Appel, Dick Bruna and Ad Dekkers.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Jcj Vanderheyden's work, which are Galerie van Gelder in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Boers-Li Gallery in New York, the United States. Jcj Vanderheyden most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Kristof de clercq in Gent (18 January 2020 until 29 February 2020) with the exhibition Verre Banden. Jcj Vanderheyden's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Borzo Gallery in Amsterdam (04 April 2019 - 01 June 2019) with the name LANG NIET GEZIEN, NOG NIET GEZIEN and Boers-Li Gallery in New York (01 February 2019 - 29 March 2019) with the name Across the Himalayas.

Jcj Vanderheyden in private collections

On Artland Jcj Vanderheyden's works can be found in the following collection: Eric van 't Hoff Collection which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Sandro Diener, Choi Jun Kun, and Cristiano Carotti.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been recognised as an artistic and cultural capital for centuries, for instance through the global 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 era and is seen today as an extraordinary, outstanding 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 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 prosperous in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Jcj Vanderheyden

Born in 1928, Jcj Vanderheyden was primarily inspired by the 1930s growing up. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prominent, and had grown to have influence worldwide. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their pioneering political ideologies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was exemplified in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.

Jcj Vanderheyden

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  • Exhibitions 3

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