1985 · Netherlands
Niek Hendrix is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands, like other prominent artists such as Folkert De Jong, Ko Aarts, Hedwig Houben, Philipp Gufler, and Patrick Jackson. Niek Hendrix was born in 1985.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Niek Hendrix is represented by Roger Katwijk Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Niek Hendrix' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition PAM Amsterdam 2019 at Roger Katwijk Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition was open from 22 November 2019 until 30 November 2019. Niek Hendrix' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Summer show (28 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) at Roger Katwijk Gallery in Amsterdam and Fresh windows (06 September 2019 - 11 October 2019) at Roger Katwijk Gallery in Amsterdam. Niek Hendrix' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Mouseion and took place at Cinnnamon in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from the 19 May 2018 to 07 July 2018.
Historical Context of Netherlands
In the post-Impressionist era, the dutch Vincent Van Gogh is considered among one of the most significant innovators, and is of course regarded as one of the greatest painters of all time, regardless of the era. In the 20th century, some of the earliest examples of abstraction in the Netherlands were emerged under the support of the seminal de Stijl movement, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. Gerrit Rietveld was a major architect and designer whose work is closely related to the ideas of De Stijl.
Further Biographical Context for Niek Hendrix
Born in 1985, Niek Hendrix was primarily inspired by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.
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