Estelle Lagarde

1973 · France

Artist biography

Estelle Lagarde is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from France, like other prominent artists such as Yves Saint-Laurent, Jacques Villon, François Curlet, Laurent Tixador, and Stéphane Calais. Estelle Lagarde was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Estelle Lagarde is represented by MH Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. Estelle Lagarde's work has most recently been exhibited at MH Gallery in Brussels (20 February 2019 until 22 March 2019) with the exhibition De traverse.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential country in the development of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France established the beginnings of what is currently known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, establishing cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged 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 amongst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Estelle Lagarde

Estelle Lagarde was born in 1973 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Estelle Lagarde

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