Anne Pharel

1967 · France

Artist biography

Anne Pharel is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other famous artists such as Eric Baudart, Djamel Tatah, Christian Roux, Gabriel Folli, and Ronald Cornelissen. Anne Pharel was born in 1967.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Anne Pharel's work is on display at Galerie XII located in Paris, France. Anne Pharel's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The Intangible II at Galerie XII in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 17 April 2019 until 07 June 2019.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential country in the development of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France fostered the beginnings of what is currently 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 20th century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural centre, contributing cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French creative 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 Anne Pharel

Anne Pharel was born in 1967, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Anne Pharel

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