About Antistatik's work
Street art is what Antistatik i renowned for. Street art often implies queries of identity, social structures or political activism, and although debated in the past, it has become an integral facet of contemporary art. The origins of street art can be located in graffiti art of the 1970s-1980s, and today it endures in several urban contexts as well as galleries and other cultural spaces. Street art epitomizes a complex and astonishing form of artistic expression, and as such its meaning may go beyond a mere art movement. World renowned street artist include Banksy, JR and Shepard Fairey.
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Historical Context of France
France has been a significant country in the unfolding of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France fostered the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural centre, establishing 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. 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 many of others.