Lionel Vinche

1936 · Belgium

Artist biography

Lionel Vinche is an established artist, who originates from Belgium. Lionel Vinche was born in 1936. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Marcel Broodthaers, Pierre Alechinsky and Jean-Michel Folon.

Lionel Vinche's exhibition

Lionel Vinche's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Early Drawings at Rossicontemporary in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 13 January 2018 until 24 February 2018.

Historical Context of Belgium

Belgium has been a vibrant artistic centre since the later part of the nineteenth century. As a small country, bordered by both France and the Netherlands, it has been subjected to major influence by both the French and Flemish cultures. In the late 19th century, as the period of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was a significant hub for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also a significant 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 Lionel Vinche

Born in 1936, Lionel Vinche's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Lionel Vinche

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