1965 · Belgium
Nikolaas Demoen is a creative artist, who was born in Belgium, like other well-known artists such as Sam Dillemans, Harold Ancart, Johan Grimonprez, Jacques Andre, and Dries Segers. Nikolaas Demoen was born in 1965.
Nikolaas Demoen's exhibition
Nikolaas Demoen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels in Belgium with the exhibition Group Exhibition. The exhibition was open from 12 January 2018 until 24 February 2018.
Historical Context of Belgium
Bordered by France and the Netherlands, the modest country of Belgium has been considerably influenced by its neighbours throughout time and asserted itself as an exciting and innovative artistic centre in the second half of the nineteenth century. Belgian art productions were essential in the developing of Surrealism in the 1930s, mainly through the works of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Among others, Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans are key figures of the Belgian art scene of the twentieth century. Greatly influenced by Belgian artists, the Symbolist movement was a prominent artistic trend, early precursor to Surrealism, and including artists such as Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor. As the age of the avant-garde began to take place in Europe towards the late nineteenth century, Brussels turned into a hub for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its creators.
Further Biographical Context for Nikolaas Demoen
Born in 1965, Nikolaas Demoen was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary 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 an influential reputation.