Merijn Hos

1978 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Merijn Hos is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other well-known artists such as Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Margi Geerlinks, Margit Lukács, Helen Verhoeven, and Thomas Van Rijs. Merijn Hos was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Merijn Hos is represented and exhibited by Mini Galerie located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Merijn Hos' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Mini Salon at De School at Mini Galerie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition was open from 09 January 2020 until 28 February 2020. Merijn Hos' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Image of a Memory, which took place at Mini Galerie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (28 June 2019 - 26 July 2019).

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 luminaries 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 Merijn Hos

Merijn Hos was born in 1978 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Merijn Hos

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