Michaël Borremans

1963 · Belgium

Artist biography

Michaël Borremans is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from Belgium, like other well-known artists such as Martin Belou, Claudia Radulescu, Stephan Balleux, Michael Van Den Abeele, and Harald Thys. Michaël Borremans was born in 1963.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michaël Borremans' work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and the United States. Some of those galleries are David Zwirner | London in the United Kingdom, Zeno X Gallery in Belgium, and David Zwirner | 69th Street in the United States. Michaël Borremans most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp with the exhibition GROUP SHOW. The exhibition was open from 23 January 2019 until 23 February 2019.

Historical Context of Belgium

Throughout the 1930s, Belgian art was to play a integral role in Surrealism, particularly through the work of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Other key Belgian artists of the twentieth century include Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans. In the late nineteenth century, as the period of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was an integral centre for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also a main artistic trend that was greatly influenced by Belgian artists. Key practitioners of this important early precursor to Surrealism include Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor.

Further Biographical Context for Michaël Borremans

Michaël Borremans was born in 1963 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Michaël Borremans

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