Stéphane Halleux

1972 · Belgium

Artist biography

Stéphane Halleux is a mid-career established artist, who was born in Belgium, like other famous artists such as Pascal Tassini, Peter Beyls, Lili Dujourie, Elke Andreas Boon, and Stijn Lernout. Stéphane Halleux was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Stéphane Halleux' work is available for viewing at Absolte Art Gallery located in Brussels, Belgium. Stéphane Halleux most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Absolte Art Gallery in Brussels with the exhibition A New Adventure. The exhibition was open from 14 March 2019 until 06 April 2019. Stéphane Halleux' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is "BILY" BRUSSELS I LOVE YOU, which took place at Absolte Art Gallery in Brussels, Belgium (05 February 2019 - 16 February 2019).

Historical Context of Belgium

Belgium has been an important artistic hub since the later years of the nineteenth century. As a small country, bordered by both France and the Netherlands, it has been subjected to major influence by both the French and Flemish cultures. In the late nineteenth century, as the period of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was an integral centre for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also an important 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 Stéphane Halleux

Born in 1972, Stéphane Halleux was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Stéphane Halleux

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