Aurélie Quentin

1984 · France

Artist biography

Aurélie Quentin is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in France, like other well-known artists such as Jean - Baptiste Boyer, Fran?Ois Morellet, Jean-Christophe Béchet, Bernard Gantner, and Eleonore False. Aurélie Quentin was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Aurélie Quentin's work is on display at Galerie Ange Monnoyeur in Paris, France. Aurélie Quentin's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Ange Monnoyeur in Paris (19 May 2019 until 01 June 2019) with the exhibition In Love We trust. Aurélie Quentin's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is L'Art de l'Oisiveté, which took place at Galerie Ange Monnoyeur in Paris, France (10 September 2019 - 30 October 2019).

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included innovative and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art world. Applauded and leading French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally 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 start of the century and supported 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 Aurélie Quentin

Aurélie Quentin was born in 1984 and was largely influenced by the 1990s growing up. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Aurélie Quentin

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