Marc Mulders

1958 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Marc Mulders is seen as an established artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other well-known artists such as Jeroen Nelemans, Chris Beekman, Adriaan Rees, Matthijs van Zessen, and Joelle Tuerlinckx. Marc Mulders was born in 1958.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marc Mulders' work is available for viewing at Kersgallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Marc Mulders most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Kersgallery in Amsterdam (04 February 2020 until 08 February 2020) with the exhibition Art Rotterdam. Marc Mulders' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Nieuwe Schilderijen, which took place at Kersgallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (07 October 2018 - 13 November 2018).

Marc Mulders in private collections

On Artland Marc Mulders' art can be found in the following collection: Eric van 't Hoff Collection which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Ali Hasanov, Sarah Derat, and DUSKMANN.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been recognised as an artistic and cultural centre for centuries, for instance through the international influence of celebrated artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the emergence of such illustrious artists as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is considered as one of the most significant forerunners of the post-Impressionist period and is still regarded as an extraordinary, outstanding painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. At first established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that established abstract art in the Netherlands, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would espouse a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a profound influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a powerful architect and designer who adopted the ideals and the essence of De Stijl in his work. Willem de Kooning was also a Dutch national, though he migrated to the United States in the earlier years of his life, and his work was largely influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement prosperous in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Marc Mulders

Born in 1958, Marc Mulders was primarily influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple international renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic heart of the generation. All over, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical ideologies it occasioned strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, leading artistic pillars of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Marc Mulders

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