Rob Bouwman

1981 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Rob Bouwman is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in the the Netherlands, like other famous artists such as Dani Ploeger, Job Koelewijn, Jan Robert Leegte, Nicoline Timmer, and Germaine Kruip. Rob Bouwman was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Rob Bouwman's work is available on display in C&H gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Singular-Art in Nijmegen The Netherlands, the Netherlands. Rob Bouwman most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Roger Katwijk Gallery in Amsterdam (06 September 2019 until 11 October 2019) with the exhibition Fresh windows.

At the moment, seven works from Rob Bouwman are for sale on Artland.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has a reputable heritage for art and design in the twentieth century culture, although its position as a cultural powerhouse had been long established, centuries before the fifteenth century, when artists like Jan van Eyck were amidst the most recognised in the world. The Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s brought such personalities as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Willem de Kooning is also Dutch, although he emigrated to the United States at a young age and his work is most closely related to the New York City Abstract Expressionist sphere of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Rob Bouwman

Born in 1981, Rob Bouwman was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a core idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Rob Bouwman

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