Tinus Vermeersch

1976 · Belgium

Artist biography

Tinus Vermeersch is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Belgium, like other celebrated artists such as Vincent Delbrouck, Bernard Villers, Philip Metten, Jelisa Harris, and The Estate Of Ilse D'Hollander. Tinus Vermeersch was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Tinus Vermeersch is represented by Hopstreet located in Brussels, Belgium. Tinus Vermeersch's work has most recently been exhibited at Hopstreet in Brussels (07 September 2018 until 27 October 2018) with the exhibition UNCERTAINTIES – IMPROBABILITIES CURATED BY LORAND HEGYI. Tinus Vermeersch's work has also been exhibited during the Timid Vermeersch exhibition at Hopstreet in Brussels, Belgium (08 September 2017 - 28 October 2017).

Historical Context of Belgium

Surrounded by France and the Netherlands, the modest country of Belgium has been considerably influenced by its neighbours throughout time and asserted itself as a vibrant and inventive artistic centre in the second half 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. Highly 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 late nineteenth century, Brussels turned into a focal point for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders.

Further Biographical Context for Tinus Vermeersch

Born in 1976, Tinus Vermeersch grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.

Tinus Vermeersch

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