Pieter Vermeersch

1973 · Belgium

Artist biography

Pieter Vermeersch is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Belgium, like other prominent artists such as Alexia De Ville De Goyet, Els Cools, Mark Cloet, Xavier Mary, and Jodi (Dirk Paesmans). Pieter Vermeersch was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Pieter Vermeersch's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Spain. Galleries exhibiting Pieter Vermeersch's work include Carl Freedman Gallery in London, as well as Maniera and Galerie Greta Meert in Brussels. Pieter Vermeersch most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Greta Meert in Brussels with the exhibition Solo Exhibition . The exhibition was open from 23 April 2019 until 05 July 2019. Pieter Vermeersch's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Di fuochi e accesi sensi: painting - group exhibition (04 September 2019 - 18 October 2019) at Galerie Greta Meert in Brussels and Pelamide (21 June 2017 - 13 July 2017) at Bureau des Réalités in Brussels. Pieter Vermeersch's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Pelamide and took place at Bureau des Réalités in Brussels, Belgium from the 21 June 2017 to 13 July 2017.

Historical Context of Belgium

Throughout the 1930s, Belgian art was to play a key role in Surrealism, particularly through the work of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Other important Belgian artists of the 20th century include Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans. In the late 19th century, as the era of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was a significant hub for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also an important artistic trend that was greatly influenced by Belgian artists. Key practitioners of this important early precursor to Surrealism include Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor.

Further Biographical Context for Pieter Vermeersch

Pieter Vermeersch was born in 1973 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant 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. Important 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, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Pieter Vermeersch