Peter Rogiers

1967 · Belgium

Artist biography

Peter Rogiers is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Belgium, like other well-known artists such as Jan Scheirs, Alexia , Ruud Van Moorleghem, Noel Drieghe, and Johan Tahon. Peter Rogiers was born in 1967.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Peter Rogiers' work is on display in 3 galleries around the world, in countries such as Belgium, France, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Tim Van Laere Gallery in Belgium, Galerie Richard | Paris in France, as well as Galerie Richard | New York in the United States. Peter Rogiers most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp (23 October 2019 until 29 November 2019) with the exhibition Live Forever. Peter Rogiers' work has also been exhibited during the The Last Waltz (For Leon) exhibition at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium (24 January 2019 - 02 March 2019).

Historical Context of Belgium

Bordered by France and the Netherlands, the small country of Belgium has been considerably influenced by its neighbours throughout time and affirmed itself as an exciting and inventive artistic centre in the later part of the nineteenth century. Belgian art productions were essential in the unfolding 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 major 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 late nineteenth century, Brussels turned into a focal point for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Rogiers

Born in 1967, Peter Rogiers' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, 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. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Peter Rogiers

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