Ruud Kuijer

Netherlands

Artist biography

Ruud Kuijer is a visual artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands, like other famous artists such as Marleen Suzanne, Raquel Van Haver, Gert Jan Prins, Danielle van Ark, and Gert Jan Kocken.

Ruud Kuijer's exhibition

Ruud Kuijer most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Slewe Galerie in Amsterdam (19 January 2019 until 23 February 2019) with the exhibition Group Exhibition.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been recognised as an artistic and cultural centre for centuries, for instance through the international influence of celebrated artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the emergence 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 period and is seen today as an extraordinary, outstanding painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. Originally established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that established abstract art in the Netherlands, driven 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 powerful 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 largely influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement thriving in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Ruud Kuijer

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