Frédéric Malette

1978 · France

Artist biography

Frédéric Malette is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other famous artists such as Pierre Poggi, François Rouan, Pierre Jahan, Anatole De Benedictis, and Fernand Leger. Frédéric Malette was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Frédéric Malette is represented and exhibited by Galerie Catherine Putman located in Paris, France. Frédéric Malette most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Catherine Putman in Paris with the exhibition Un serpent dans le coeur. The exhibition was open from 24 January 2020 until 13 March 2020.

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the 19th century, France fostered the beginnings of what is currently known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. During the first part of the twentieth century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural hub, originating vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Dominant 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 many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Frédéric Malette

Frédéric Malette was born in 1978 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Frédéric Malette

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