Kevin Van Braak
1975 · Netherlands
Kevin Van Braak is an established mid-career artist, who was born in the the Netherlands, like other prominent artists such as Wim Crouwel, Mariëlle Buitendijk, Babette Kleijn, Aukje Dekker, and Natasja Van Kampen. Kevin Van Braak was born in 1975.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Kevin Van Braak's work, which are Galleria Enrico Astuni in Italy and Galeria Quadrado Azul | Lisbon in Portugal. Kevin Van Braak most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands (09 September 2018 until 20 January 2019) with the exhibition ROSSELLA BISCOTTI AND KEVIN VAN BRAAK.
Historical Context of Netherlands
In the post-Impressionist era, the dutch Vincent Van Gogh is considered among one of the most important innovators, and is of course seen as one of the most remarkable painters of all time, regardless of the era. 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 era of the late 1940s and 1950s.
Further Biographical Context for Kevin Van Braak
Born in 1975, Kevin Van Braak was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.