1992 · Belgium
Lisa Vlaemminck is seen as an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from Belgium, like other famous artists such as Mon Colonel, Dinaya Waeyaert, Stijn Lernout, Anna Gerolymatou, and Theo Humblet. Lisa Vlaemminck was born in 1992.
About Lisa Vlaemminck's work
Lisa Vlaemminck is a notable figure of Abstraction. Born in the early 20th century, abstract art can be defined as a movement evading the classical definition of art, which succeeded in creating its own tradition through freedom and a new perception of reality. In abstract artworks, the objects are simplified, modified, and hold little to no reference to the real world. Abstract art represents a pivotal moment in modernism, and its roots can be traced to Impressionism. With Abstraction, the artists are free to explore deep into their emotions, and create completely new and liberated representations of the world, which are inherent to their own perception of it. Wassily Kandinsky, who believed that colours and shapes could be used to represent the artist’s inner turmoil, is often considered as a pioneer of abstract art.
Historical Context of Belgium
Bordered by France and the Netherlands, the small country of Belgium has been considerably influenced by its neighbours throughout time and affirmed itself as a vibrant and inventive artistic centre in the later part of the nineteenth century. Belgian art productions were crucial in the unfolding of Surrealism in the 1930s, mainly through the works of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Among others, Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans are key figures of the Belgian art scene of the twentieth century. Greatly influenced by Belgian artists, the Symbolist movement was a prominent artistic trend, early precursor to Surrealism, and including artists such as Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor. As the era of the avant-garde began to take place in Europe towards the late nineteenth century, Brussels turned into a focal point for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its creators.