Marien Schouten

1956 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Marien Schouten is an established artist, who was born in the Netherlands - other established artists such as Eddy Posthuma de Boer, W Janssen, Louise Devrieslentsch, Danny Kalkhoven, and Ron Van Der Ende were also born inthe Netherlands. Marien Schouten was born in 1956.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marien Schouten's work is available for viewing at Andriesse Eyck Galerie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Marien Schouten's work has most recently been exhibited at Martin van Zomeren in Amsterdam (18 April 2019 until 24 May 2019) with the exhibition Young Lion, wandering.

Marien Schouten in private collections

On Artland Marien Schouten's works 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 Katinka Lampe, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Bruno Augsburger.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has a solid heritage for art and design in the twentieth century culture, although its position as a cultural powerhouse had been long established, centuries before the fifteenth century, when artists like Jan van Eyck were among the most renowned 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 in his youth 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 Marien Schouten

Born in 1956, Marien Schouten was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the dominant 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 consolidate 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 weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. All over, numerous movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the new radical theories it occasioned strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, prominent artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Marien Schouten

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