Joost Krijnen

1983 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Joost Krijnen is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands, like other famous artists such as Andries Copier, Cees Slokker, Jantien Jongsma, Evert Bongers, and Yvonne Zientz. Joost Krijnen was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Joost Krijnen is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as the Netherlands, Spain, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Gerhard Hofland in Amsterdam, Galería Formato Cómodo in Madrid, and Mirko Mayer Galerie in Cologne. Joost Krijnen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Gerhard Hofland in Amsterdam with the exhibition Picture the Paint . The exhibition was open from 23 November 2018 until 12 January 2019. Joost Krijnen's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galería Formato Cómodo in Madrid (28 November 2017 - 13 February 2018) with the name Paper, thoughts, gravity and Mirko Mayer Galerie in Cologne (15 September 2017 - 19 November 2017) with the name Group Exhibition .

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has a reputable heritage for art and design in the twentieth century culture, although its place as a cultural powerhouse had been long established, centuries before the fifteenth century, when artists like Jan van Eyck were amidst the most famous in the world. The Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s brought such personalities as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Willem de Kooning is also Dutch, although he emigrated to the United States at a young age 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 Joost Krijnen

Born in 1983, Joost Krijnen was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.

Joost Krijnen

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