Wouter Klein Velderman

1979 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Wouter Klein Velderman is a mid-career established artist, who was born in the Netherlands - other established artists such as Elise 't Hart, Kim Boske, Berend Strik, Rob Jacobs, and Matea Bakula were also born inthe Netherlands. Wouter Klein Velderman was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Wouter Klein Velderman is represented by two galleries. These are Spazioborgogno in Milan, Italy and C&H gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Wouter Klein Velderman most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at C&H gallery in Amsterdam (08 September 2018 until 14 October 2018) with the exhibition Don’t Frighten The Horses.

Historical Context of Netherlands

In the post-Impressionist era, the dutch Vincent Van Gogh is considered among one of the most leading innovators, and is of course seen 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 Wouter Klein Velderman

Born in 1979, Wouter Klein Velderman was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.

Wouter Klein Velderman

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