Robbert Weide

1974 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Robbert Weide is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands, like other well-known artists such as Ronald Versloot, Nick Van Oostrum, Freudenthal/verhagen, Joost Krijnen, and Peter Feiler. Robbert Weide was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Robbert Weide's work is available for viewing at Martin van Zomeren located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Robbert Weide is exhibited at the exhibition, Cigarettes & Cookies at Martin van Zomeren in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 18 April 2020.

Historical Context of Netherlands

In the post-Impressionist era, the dutch Vincent Van Gogh is considered among one of the most significant innovators, and is of course viewed as one of the greatest painters of all time, regardless of the era. 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 era of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Robbert Weide

Born in 1974, Robbert Weide was primarily inspired by the 1990s growing up. 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 group of practitioners. A number 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 famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

Robbert Weide

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