Wendelien Van Oldenborgh

1962 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Wendelien Van Oldenborgh is an established artist, who was born in the the Netherlands, like other famous artists such as Koen Vermeulen, Martin Effert, Stanislaw Lewkowicz, Jan Hendriks, and Jonas Staal. Wendelien Van Oldenborgh was born in 1962.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Wendelien Van Oldenborgh is represented by Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Wendelien Van Oldenborgh's work has most recently been exhibited at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands (17 June 2017 until 20 August 2017) with the exhibition Cinema Olanda.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has a reputable heritage for art and design in the twentieth century culture, although its place as a cultural powerhouse had been long established, centuries before the fifteenth century, when artists like Jan van Eyck were amidst the most recognised in the world. The Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s brought such personalities as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Willem de Kooning is also Dutch, although he emigrated to the United States in his youth 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 Wendelien Van Oldenborgh

Born in 1962, Wendelien Van Oldenborgh's creative work was predominantly 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 discrepancy, 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. influential 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 recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Wendelien Van Oldenborgh

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