Sozyone Gonzalez

1973 · Belgium

Artist biography

Sozyone Gonzalez is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Belgium, like other celebrated artists such as Philippe Vandenberg, Lysandre Begijn , Manuel Geerinck, Paul Bourgeois, and Gerard Herman. Sozyone Gonzalez was born in 1973.

Sozyone Gonzalez' Gallery representation

Sozyone Gonzalez is represented and exhibited by Alice Gallery located in Brussels, Belgium.

Sozyone Gonzalez in private collections

It is the collector Carsten Primdahl, who is in possession of artwork by Sozyone Gonzalez at Artland. Carsten Primdahl also has works by other artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Jesús Herrera Martínez, and Sandro Diener.

Historical Context of Belgium

Throughout the 1930s, Belgian art was to play a key role in Surrealism, especially through the work of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Other important Belgian artists of the 20th century include Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans. In the late 19th century, as the era of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was an important centre for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also a main artistic trend that was greatly influenced by Belgian artists. Key practitioners of this important early precursor to Surrealism include Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor.

Further Biographical Context for Sozyone Gonzalez

Born in 1973, Sozyone Gonzalez' creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Sozyone Gonzalez

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