Rinus Van De Velde

1983 · Belgium

Artist biography

Rinus Van De Velde is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Belgium, like other famous artists such as Eerdekens Fred, Saint Clair Cemin, Filip Francis, Sarah & Charles, and Stephan Balleux. Rinus Van De Velde was born in 1983.

About Rinus Van De Velde's work

Rinus Van De Velde is best known for producing figurative work. Often perceived as the opposite of abstraction, figurative art also exists beyond just a simple representation of reality. Although it essentially signifies the ability to depict a real-world subject, the style, approaches and mediums that can be chosen by the artist are endless, which gives figurative art the possibility to be truly innovative and radical. Some great examples of figurative art include Henri Matisse’s sculpture The Serf, or Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles D’Avignon.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Rinus Van De Velde is represented by 4 galleries around the world, including countries like Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. Galleries include Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp, Tegenboschvanvreden in Amsterdam, and Patrick Painter, Inc in Los Angeles. Rinus Van De Velde most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp with the exhibition KUNST KUNST KUNST. The exhibition was open from 19 April 2019 until 18 May 2019. Rinus Van De Velde's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; The Villagers (04 September 2019 - 11 October 2019) at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp and The Last Waltz (For Leon) (24 January 2019 - 02 March 2019) at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp. Rinus Van De Velde's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called The Last Waltz (For Leon) and took place at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium from the 24 January 2019 to 02 March 2019.

Rinus Van De Velde has one work available for purchase on Artland at the moment.

Rinus Van De Velde in private collections

It is the collector Olivier Verhellen, who is in possession of work by Rinus Van De Velde at Artland. Olivier Verhellen also has works by other artists including Won Sou-Yeol, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Philipp Keel.

Historical Context of Belgium

Bordered by France and the Netherlands, the small country of Belgium has been significantly influenced by its neighbours throughout time and asserted itself as an exciting and inventive artistic centre in the later part of the nineteenth century. Belgian art productions were essential in the developing of Surrealism in the 1930s, primarily 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 prominent artistic trend, early precursor to Surrealism, and including artists such as Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor. As the age 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 Rinus Van De Velde

Born in 1983, Rinus Van De Velde's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Rinus Van De Velde

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 9
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