Franck Scurti

1965 · France

Artist biography

Franck Scurti is a visual artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other famous artists such as Sarah Jérôme, Elisa Pône, Scarlett Blackwell, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, and Jean Fautrier. Franck Scurti was born in 1965.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Franck Scurti is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as Belgium and France. Galleries include Galerie Michel Rein in Belgium, as well as GDM | Paris and Galerie Michel Rein | Paris in France. Franck Scurti most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Michel Rein in Brussels with the exhibition Group Exhibition. The exhibition was open from 04 December 2019 until 10 January 2020. Franck Scurti's work has also been exhibited during the Houses exhibition at Galerie Michel Rein in Brussels, Belgium (06 September 2018 - 21 December 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 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 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 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 influential 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 appeared in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Franck Scurti

Franck Scurti was born in 1965 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Franck Scurti

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