Damien Cabanes

1958 · France

Artist biography

Damien Cabanes is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other famous artists such as Edith Dufaux, Raymond Cauchetier, Paul Pouvreau, Robert Groborne, and Gil J Wolman. Damien Cabanes was born in 1958.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Damien Cabanes is represented and exhibited by Galerie Eric Dupont in Paris, France. Damien Cabanes' work are at the moment exhibiting at at Galerie Eric Dupont in Paris with the exhibition Damien Cabanes I Petits formats (07 March 2020 - 18 April 2020). Damien Cabanes' work has also been exhibited during the Solo exhibition exhibition at Galerie Eric Dupont in Paris, France (06 March 2020 - 28 May 2020).

Currently, Damien Cabanes has a total of 29 artworks for sale at Artland.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important country in the unfolding of modernism. During the 19th century, France fostered the foundations of what is currently 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 cutting-edge 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 Damien Cabanes

Damien Cabanes was born in 1958 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant strains of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance 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 pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unchanged, ephemeral conditions. The works focused on the interplay between these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology.

Damien Cabanes

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