Bernard Quesniaux

1953 · France

Artist biography

Bernard Quesniaux is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in France, like other well-known artists such as Perrotin Romain, Anne-Lise Riond-Sibony, Pierre Daniel, Julien Mauve, and Elene Usdin. Bernard Quesniaux was born in 1953.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Bernard Quesniaux' work is on display at Galerie Alain Gutharc in Paris, France. Bernard Quesniaux is currently exhibiting at Galerie Alain Gutharc in Paris with the exhibition Oh ! Les beaux jours ... (07 March 2020 - 04 April 2020). Bernard Quesniaux' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Alain Gutharc in Paris (28 June 2019 - 30 July 2019) with the name AS I LIKE and Galerie Alain Gutharc in Paris (25 November 2017 - 13 January 2018) with the name Sunny Winter & Pleasure.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France established the foundations of what is currently known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural centre, contributing vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major 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 amidst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Bernard Quesniaux

Bernard Quesniaux was born in 1953 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant strains of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. Towards the end of the 1970s, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists including Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and ensuring that spray paint and tagging gained some acceptability as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully develop and dominate throughout the following decade.

Bernard Quesniaux

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