Joëlle Tuerlinckx

1958 · Belgium

Artist biography

Joëlle Tuerlinckx is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Belgium. Joëlle Tuerlinckx was born in 1958. Artists Luc Tuymans and Francis Alÿs are of the same generation and same country as Joëlle Tuerlinckx.

Galleries

Joëlle Tuerlinckx is represented by 3 galleries around the world, including countries such as Austria and Germany. Some of those galleries are Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder in Austria, as well as Galerie Nagel Draxler and Galerie Nagel Draxler oHG| Cologne in Germany.

Historical Context of Belgium

Belgium has been an important artistic hub since the later years of the nineteenth century. As a small country, bordered by both France and the Netherlands, it has been subjected to significant influence by both the French and Flemish cultures. In the late nineteenth century, as the era of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was an integral hub for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also a key artistic trend that was greatly influenced by Belgian artists. Key practitioners of this important early precursor to Surrealism include Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor.

Further Biographical Context for Joëlle Tuerlinckx

Joëlle Tuerlinckx was born in 1958 and 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 strains of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, 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 before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, ephemeral conditions. The works focused on the interplay between these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong focus upon the European philosophy of phenomenology.