Fabien Chalon

1959 · France

Artist biography

Fabien Chalon is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other well-known artists such as Aurore Bagarry, Isabelle Nori, Bernard Heidsieck, Julien Spianti, and Agnès Baillon. Fabien Chalon was born in 1959.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Fabien Chalon's work, which are Galerie Olivier Waltman in France and Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami in the United States. Fabien Chalon's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition L'Envol at Galerie Olivier Waltman in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 17 April 2019 until 31 May 2019. Fabien Chalon's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Summer group show, which took place at Galerie Olivier Waltman in Paris, France (12 June 2019 - 30 August 2019).

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout 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 centre, establishing vital 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. Major French artistic 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 Fabien Chalon

Born in 1959, Fabien Chalon grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple international renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic heart of the generation. The Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy, received global acknowledgement in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were critically acclaimed.

Fabien Chalon

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