Alain Le Boucher

1950 · France

Artist biography

Alain Le Boucher is seen as an established artist, who originates from France, like other prominent artists such as Marguerite Humeau, Charles Dreyfus, Gérard Traquandi, Compagnon, Philippe, and Maiorova. Alain Le Boucher was born in 1950.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alain Le Boucher is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Galerie Olivier Waltman in France and Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami in the United States. Alain Le Boucher most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Olivier Waltman in Paris (21 February 2020 until 27 February 2020) with the exhibition Winter exhibition. Alain Le Boucher's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Olivier Waltman in Paris (01 January 2020 - 11 January 2020) with the name Group Exhibition and Galerie Olivier Waltman in Paris (12 June 2019 - 30 August 2019) with the name Summer group show. Alain Le Boucher's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called SHIFTING STATES and took place at Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami in the United States from the 08 June 2018 to 01 August 2018.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art world. Applauded and leading French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who settled in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and contributed to the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Alain Le Boucher

Born in 1950, Alain Le Boucher's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who held a strong interest in the European ideologies of phenomenology, allied with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the boundaries between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they aimed to create life to artworks that would accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Alain Le Boucher

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