Davide Balula

1978 · France

Artist biography

Davide Balula is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other celebrated artists such as Natacha Lesueur, Isabelle Cornaro, Paol Serret, Wilfried Mille, and Daniel Karila-Cohen. Davide Balula was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Davide Balula's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Belgium, France, and the United States. Some of those galleries are rodolphe janssen in Belgium, as well as GDM | Paris and Galerie Frank Elbaz | Paris in France. Davide Balula most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at rodolphe janssen in Brussels (09 November 2017 until 21 December 2017) with the exhibition birds, cigarettes, guitars, eyes and trees. Davide Balula's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Laurent Strouk in France (15 March 2018 - 13 April 2018) with the name VARIA. and Galerie Frank Elbaz | Paris in France (18 October 2018 - 22 December 2018) with the name Outsourced Affects. Davide Balula's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called birds, cigarettes, guitars, eyes and trees and took place at rodolphe janssen in Brussels, Belgium from the 09 November 2017 to 21 December 2017.

Davide Balula in private collections

On Artland Davide Balula's art can be found in the collection of cawdor, who for instance also has works by other artists including Ali Hasanov, Qafar Rzayev, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and involved innovative and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. Applauded and leading French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially 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 vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which appeared in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Davide Balula

Davide Balula was born in 1978 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s. 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 varied 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 renowned 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 famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Davide Balula

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 9

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