Peter Martens


Artist biography

Peter Martens is a modern visual artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands, like other renowned artists such as Iwam Smit, Harry Maas, Arno Van De Pol, Oscar Abraham Pabón, and Victoria Rio.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Peter Martens is represented by Cokkie Snoei in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Peter Martens most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Cokkie Snoei in Rotterdam with the exhibition In praise of the vulnerable. The exhibition was open from 07 January 2018 until 10 February 2018. Peter Martens' work has also been exhibited during the Portretten van Peter Martens exhibition at Cokkie Snoei in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (25 March 2018 - 21 April 2018).

Peter Martens in private collections

On Artland Peter Martens' art can be found in the following collection: Tim Sølyst which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Choi Jun Kun, and Shahnaz Aghayeva.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been established as an artistic and cultural capital for centuries, for instance through the international influence of celebrated 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 still regarded as an extraordinary, unprecedented painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. Originally established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that pioneered abstract art in the Netherlands, driven by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would espouse a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a significant influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a prominent 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.

Peter Martens

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 2

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