Émilie Brout

1984 · France

Artist biography

Émilie Brout is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other prominent artists such as Nathalie Borst, Sophie Giraux, Édouard Boubat, Bikbanz, and Andre Delfau. Émilie Brout was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Émilie Brout is represented by Galerie 22,48 m2 in Paris, France. Émilie Brout's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie 22,48 m2 in Paris (28 February 2019 until 24 May 2019) with the exhibition GREAT STORIES START HERE. Émilie Brout's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Quickening (20 May 2017 - 20 June 2017) at Galerie 22,48 m2 in Paris and Deliverance (17 June 2017 - 22 July 2017) at Steve Turner in Los Angeles.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the nineteenth 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 20th century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural hub, originating cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Dominant French creative 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 a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Émilie Brout

Born in 1984, Émilie Brout was primarily inspired by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was a developing trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami was to form a powerful group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Émilie Brout

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