Rineke Dijkstra

1959 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Rineke Dijkstra is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in the the Netherlands, like other celebrated artists such as Eerden, Paul Van Der, Mark Manders, Jeroen Blok, Arno Kortschot, and Unknown Artist. Rineke Dijkstra was born in 1959.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Rineke Dijkstra is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Israel. Galleries exhibiting Rineke Dijkstra's work include Marian Goodman Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Jan Mot in Belgium, and Marian Goodman Gallery | Paris in France. Rineke Dijkstra is currently exhibiting at Marian Goodman Gallery | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Solo exhibition (12 March 2020 - 25 April 2020). Rineke Dijkstra's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Solo Exhibition (24 April 2019 - 31 May 2019) at Jan Mot in Brussels and 20 Years (23 October 2019 - 20 December 2019) at Sommer Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv. Rineke Dijkstra's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Marching To The Beat and took place at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco, the United States from the 14 July 2017 to 26 August 2017.

Rineke Dijkstra in private collections

Rineke Dijkstra's works can be seen in johnnyroux collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Hur Kyung-Ae, Michele Gabriele, and Liam Fallon.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been recognised as an artistic and cultural centre for centuries, for instance through the global influence of celebrated artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the rise 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. 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 adopt 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 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 largely influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement prosperous in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Rineke Dijkstra

Born in 1959, Rineke Dijkstra was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, fleeting states. The works focused on the interplay between these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology.

Rineke Dijkstra

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 4

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