Willem Weismann

1977 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Willem Weismann is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in the Netherlands - other established artists such as Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, Fré Ilgen, Helene Briels, Merijn Hos, and Jacobs, Henri were also born inthe Netherlands. Willem Weismann was born in 1977.

About Willem Weismann's work

Willem Weismann is best known for creating figurative work. Often seen as the opposite of abstraction, figurative art also subsists beyond just a simple representation of reality. Although it essentially signifies the ability to represent a real-world subject, the style, approaches and mediums that can be chosen by the artist are boundless, which gives figurative art the power to be truly innovative and radical. Some great instances of figurative art include Henri Matisse’s sculpture The Serf, or Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles D’Avignon.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Willem Weismann is represented by Galeria Quadrado Azul | Lisbon in Portugal. Willem Weismann most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Daniel Benjamin Gallery in London (30 September 2019 until 08 November 2019) with the exhibition Down to Earth.

Willem Weismann has 15 works for sale at the moment available on Artland.

Willem Weismann in private collections

On Artland Willem Weismann's works can be found in the collection of Edwin Oostmeijer, who for instance also has works by other artists including Farhad Farzali, Alessandro Simonini, and Ali Hasanov.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been recognised as an artistic and cultural capital for centuries, for instance through the international influence of celebrated artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the emergence of such distinguished artists as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is considered as one of the most significant forerunners of the post-Impressionist period and is seen today as an extraordinary, unprecedented painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. At first established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that established abstract art in the Netherlands, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would espouse a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a significant influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a powerful architect and designer who adopted the ideals and the essence of De Stijl in his work. Willem de Kooning was also a Dutch national, though he migrated to the United States in the earlier years of his life, and his work was predominantly influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement thriving in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Willem Weismann

Willem Weismann was born in 1977 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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 global 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 started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Willem Weismann

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