Marlene Dumas

1953 · South Africa

Artist biography

Marlene Dumas is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in South Africa, like other well-known artists such as Eliza Hutchison, Roelof Louw, Campbell Lak, Mohau Modisakeng, and Alastair Gibson. Marlene Dumas was born in 1953.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Marlene Dumas' work, including galleries in countries such as Italy, Belgium, and Switzerland. Galleries include David Zwirner | London in the United Kingdom, Zeno X Gallery in Belgium, as well as Le Case D'Arte in Italy. Marlene Dumas' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Praz-Delavallade | Paris in France (01 December 2018 - 12 January 2019) with the name TERRES DE FEMMES and Flatland Gallery in the Netherlands (31 May 2019 - 28 June 2019) with the name Domestic Comfort – Huiselijk Geluk. Marlene Dumas' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Art & Vinyl: Artists & the Record Album from Picasso to the Present and took place at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, the United States from the 04 January 2018 to 03 March 2018.

Marlene Dumas in private collections

On Artland Marlene Dumas' works can be found in the collection of Cavalli, Titia, and Robert Mollers, who for instance also has works by other artists including Wolfgang Tillmans, Liam Fallon, and Choi Jun Kun.

Further Biographical Context for Marlene Dumas

Born in 1953, Marlene Dumas was primarily influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response 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 evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, 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 twenty years ago, 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 world renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic hub of the generation. All over, numerous movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical philosophies it occasioned strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also gained critical and commercial success. The critical, prominent artistic pillars of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Marlene Dumas

  • Artworks in Collections 6
  • Exhibitions 10

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