Eric Poitevin

1961 · France

Artist biography

Eric Poitevin is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in France, like other celebrated artists such as Christophe Laudamiel, Timothy Archer, Richard, Philippe, La Fraterie, and Patrick Pietropoli. Eric Poitevin was born in 1961.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Eric Poitevin's work is available on display in Bernier/Eliades Gallery and Baronian Xippas in Brussels, Belgium. Eric Poitevin most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Baronian Xippas in Brussels with the exhibition . The exhibition was open from 02 March 2018 until 14 April 2018. Eric Poitevin's only other exhibition is dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels, which took place at Galerie Xippas | Paris in France (07 June 2019 - 26 July 2019).

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included innovative and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art sphere. Critically praised and dominant French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally was a Spanish national who relocated in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was considered to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Eric Poitevin

Eric Poitevin was born in 1961 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Eric Poitevin

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