1964 · Netherlands
Paul Kooiker is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in the the Netherlands, like other well-known artists such as Lieven Hendriks, Mathilde Ter Heijne, Karin van Pinxteren, Jan Roeland, and Ansuya Blom. Paul Kooiker was born in 1964.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Paul Kooiker is represented by Tegenboschvanvreden in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Paul Kooiker most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at OTTO ZOO in Milan with the exhibition Eggs and rarities. The exhibition was open from 12 March 2019 until 10 May 2019. Paul Kooiker's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Eggs and Rarities (14 November 2018 - 19 January 2019) at Tegenboschvanvreden in Amsterdam and Diamonds & Dust (24 November 2018 - 14 December 2018) at Galerie Zink Waldkirchen in Waldkirchen in der Oberpfalz. Paul Kooiker's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Everything happens at once and took place at Galerie Zink Waldkirchen in Waldkirchen in der Oberpfalz, Germany from the 06 September 2018 to 06 October 2018.
Historical Context of Netherlands
The Netherlands has been recognised as an artistic and cultural capital for centuries, for instance through the international influence of renowned artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the emergence of such illustrious artists as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is considered as one of the most significant forerunners of the post-Impressionist era and is seen today as an extraordinary, unprecedented painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. At first established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that established abstract art in the Netherlands, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would adopt a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a profound influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a powerful architect and designer who adopted the ideals and the essence of De Stijl in his work. Willem de Kooning was also a Dutch national, though he migrated to the United States in the earlier years of his life, and his work was predominantly influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement thriving in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.
Further Biographical Context for Paul Kooiker
Paul Kooiker was born in 1964 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.
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