Puck Verkade

1987 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Puck Verkade is seen as an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other well-known artists such as Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, Paul Kooiker, Riette Wanders, Elise 't Hart, and Roos Van Der Vliet. Puck Verkade was born in 1987.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Puck Verkade's work is available for viewing at Dürst Britt & Mayhew located in The Hague, the Netherlands. Puck Verkade is exhibited at the exhibition, Vèf Jaah! at Dürst Britt & Mayhew in The Hague, the Netherlands. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 16 May 2020. Puck Verkade's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Dürst Britt & Mayhew in The Hague (01 December 2018 - 03 February 2018) with the name Breeder and Dürst Britt & Mayhew in The Hague (06 July 2018 - 25 August 2018) with the name The odd uneven time.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been established as an artistic and cultural capital for centuries, for instance through the global 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 distinguished 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 period and is still regarded as an extraordinary, outstanding 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 espouse 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 prominent architect and designer who embraced 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 Puck Verkade

Puck Verkade was born in 1987 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.

Puck Verkade

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