Peter Buggenhout

1963 · Belgium

Artist biography

Peter Buggenhout is seen as an established artist, who originates from Belgium, like other well-known artists such as Theo Humblet, Stijn Lernout, Frank Van Hiel, Boris Thiebaut, and Ritsart Gobyn. Peter Buggenhout was born in 1963.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Peter Buggenhout is represented by two galleries. These are Konrad Fischer Galerie and Konrad Fischer Galerie | Düsseldorf in Germany. Peter Buggenhout's work has most recently been exhibited at Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Wevelgem (29 November 2019 until 21 February 2020) with the exhibition Solo exhibition. Peter Buggenhout's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Axel Vervoordt Gallery | Hong Kong in China (24 March 2019 - 31 May 2019) with the name Infinitive Mutability and Galerie Laurent Godin | Rue Eugène Oudiné in France (17 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) with the name SUMMER SHOW. Peter Buggenhout's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Infinitive Mutability and took place at Axel Vervoordt Gallery | Hong Kong in China from the 24 March 2019 to 31 May 2019.

Peter Buggenhout in private collections

On Artland Peter Buggenhout's art can be found in the collection of Olivier Verhellen, who for instance also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Cristiano Carotti, and Farhad Farzali.

Historical Context of Belgium

Bordered by France and the Netherlands, the small country of Belgium has been significantly influenced by its neighbours throughout time and asserted itself as a vibrant and inventive artistic centre in the later part 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 era of the avant-garde began to take place in Europe towards the end of the 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 Peter Buggenhout

Born in 1963, Peter Buggenhout was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were an important decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Peter Buggenhout

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 5

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