Sylvie Zijlmans

1964 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Sylvie Zijlmans is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands, like other celebrated artists such as Bernice Nauta, Carine Weve, Arjan de Nooy, Richard Smeets, and Abel Minnée. Sylvie Zijlmans was born in 1964.

Sylvie Zijlmans' Gallery representation

Sylvie Zijlmans is represented and exhibited by Andriesse Eyck Galerie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Historical Context of Netherlands

In the post-Impressionist era, the dutch Vincent Van Gogh is considered among one of the most important innovators, and is of course viewed as one of the greatest painters of all time, irrespective 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 Sylvie Zijlmans

Sylvie Zijlmans was born in 1964 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Sylvie Zijlmans

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