Christian Megert

1936 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Christian Megert is an established artist, who was born in Switzerland - other established artists such as Bernard Guillot, Keanu Dahinden, Delphine Burtin, Barbara Ellmerer, and Alexandra Navratil were also born in Switzerland. Christian Megert was born in 1936.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Christian Megert is represented by two galleries, DIEHL and Galerie Leu in Munich , Germany and Germany respectively. Christian Megert is exhibited at the exhibition, Hard edge at Galerie Denise René | Espace Marais in Paris, France. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 07 May 2020. Christian Megert's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; espace et tension, une selection d'artistes contemporains (11 December 2019 - 06 March 2020) at Galerie Denise René | Espace Marais in Paris and espace sans limite (05 June 2019 - 20 September 2019) at Galerie Denise René | Rive Gauche in Paris. Christian Megert's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called espace sans limite and took place at Galerie Denise René | Rive Gauche in Paris, France from the 05 June 2019 to 20 September 2019.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most significant Swiss contribution to the history of Modernism was the formation of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its founding members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly became an important centre of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a shelter from political uncertainty elsewhere in Europe. Beforehand, Switzerland had originated some quirky and extraordinary artists in the Post-Impressionist period of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another essential movement that can be connected to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier may have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first independent projects were realized in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for affluent local clients. Important Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Christian Megert

Born in 1936, Christian Megert's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Christian Megert

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