Anna Solal

1988 · France

Artist biography

Anna Solal is an emerging artist, who originates from France, like other well-known artists such as Jacques Villeglé, Houellebecq Michel, Édouard Boubat, Cyril Zarcone, and David Raffini. Anna Solal was born in 1988.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Anna Solal is represented and exhibited by Interstate Projects located in New York, the United States. Anna Solal most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Tatjana Pieters in Ghent with the exhibition The 4 gate connection. The exhibition was open from 25 January 2020 until 29 February 2020. Anna Solal's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; WHO CARES (25 January 2019 - 29 March 2019) at New Galerie in Paris and Tree Sea Bird and Bee (11 October 2019 - 22 November 2019) at Kersgallery in Amsterdam. Anna Solal's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called WHO CARES and took place at New Galerie in Paris, France from the 25 January 2019 to 29 March 2019.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential country in the development of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France established the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, originating vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements flourished at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Dominant French artistic figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amongst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Anna Solal

Anna Solal was born in 1988 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1990s. 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 creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous 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 noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known 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'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Anna Solal

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