1966 · France
Eric Roux-Fontaine is a mid-career established artist, who originates from France, like other famous artists such as Agathe Snow, Florentine Lamarche-Ovize, Pascal Luciani, Martine Aballea, and Anthea Missy. Eric Roux-Fontaine was born in 1966.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Eric Roux-Fontaine's work, which are Galerie Felli in France and Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami in the United States. Eric Roux-Fontaine's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Group Show at Galerie Felli in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 30 November 2017 until 19 January 2018. Eric Roux-Fontaine's only other exhibition is Equinoxe, which took place at Galerie Felli in Paris, France (09 October 2018 - 11 November 2018).
Historical Context of France
France strikes out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art world. Applauded and dominant 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 important and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and contributed to 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 Eric Roux-Fontaine
Eric Roux-Fontaine was born in 1966 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. influential 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 started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.