Eric Baudelaire

1973 · United States

Artist biography

Eric Baudelaire is an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other artists such as Liliane Lijn, John Storrs, Kirsten Flores-Davis, Mike Olin, and Cyrilla Mozenter. Eric Baudelaire was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Eric Baudelaire is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as Belgium, Spain, and Germany. Galleries include Galerie Greta Meert in Brussels, Galería Juana de Aizpuru in Madrid, as well as Barbara Wien in Berlin. Eric Baudelaire most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Jérôme Poggi in Paris with the exhibition The Border is a State of Mind. The exhibition was open from 13 October 2018 until 17 November 2018. Eric Baudelaire's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Deep Sounding - History As Multiple Narratives (19 June 2019 - 10 August 2019) at daadgalerie in Berlin and Afterimage (15 February 2019 - 13 April 2019) at Barbara Wien in Berlin.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art hub worldwide. Major art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Eric Baudelaire

Born in 1973, Eric Baudelaire was largely influenced by the 1990s growing up. 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 diverse 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 known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as represented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Eric Baudelaire

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