Bettina Samson

1978 · France

Artist biography

Bettina Samson is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other artists such as Frédéric Coché, Isabelle Le Minh, Guillaume Delleuse, Manuel Müller, and Marie Laurencin. Bettina Samson was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Bettina Samson is represented by Galerie Sultana in Paris, France. Bettina Samson most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Sultana in Paris with the exhibition Hinkum Looby. The exhibition was open from 04 September 2019 until 04 October 2019.

Historical Context of France

France strikes 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 progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art sphere. Critically praised and dominant French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who relocated in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was considered to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and contributed to the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which flourished in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Bettina Samson

Born in 1978, Bettina Samson was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key 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 an influential reputation.

Bettina Samson

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