Thierry Struvay

1961 · Belgium

Artist biography

Thierry Struvay is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in Belgium, like other famous artists such as Ria Bosman, Stephan Balleux, Jan Rosseel, Pieterjan Martyn, and Borus Thiebaut. Thierry Struvay was born in 1961.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Thierry Struvay's work is on display at Sorry We're Closed in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Struvay's work has most recently been exhibited at Sorry We're Closed in Brussels (24 January 2020 until 13 March 2020) with the exhibition Multiple Visions.

Historical Context of Belgium

Bordered by France and the Netherlands, the modest country of Belgium has been significantly influenced by its neighbours throughout time and affirmed itself as an exciting and innovative artistic hub in the later part of the nineteenth century. Belgian art productions were essential in the developing of Surrealism in the 1930s, primarily through the works of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Among others, Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans are key figures of the Belgian art scene of the twentieth century. Greatly influenced by Belgian artists, the Symbolist movement was a prominent artistic trend, early precursor to Surrealism, and including artists such as Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor. As the era of the avant-garde began to take place in Europe towards the end of the nineteenth century, Brussels turned into a hub for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders.

Further Biographical Context for Thierry Struvay

Thierry Struvay was born in 1961 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 culture. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, 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 prominent 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Thierry Struvay

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