Michael Jacklin

1956 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Michael Jacklin is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands, like other famous artists such as Dani Ploeger, Chung-Hsi Han, Gwenneth Boelens, Marin De Jong, and Martin Lukác. Michael Jacklin was born in 1956.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michael Jacklin's work is available for viewing at Slewe Galerie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Michael Jacklin's work has most recently been exhibited at Slewe Galerie in Amsterdam (08 September 2018 until 06 October 2018) with the exhibition Wall, Corner, ... .

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has a strong 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 amidst the most recognised 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 at a young age and his work is most closely related to the New York City Abstract Expressionist sphere of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Michael Jacklin

Michael Jacklin was born in 1956 and was predominantly inspired 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 ensued 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 crucial 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 a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed 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 popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Across the globe, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical theories 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.

Michael Jacklin

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