Gérald Vatrin

1971 · France

Artist biography

Gérald Vatrin is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other well-known artists such as Francis Picabia, Gérard Traquandi, Emmanuel Rivière, Tomek, and Laurent Montaron. Gérald Vatrin was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Gérald Vatrin is represented and exhibited by MH Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. Gérald Vatrin most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at MH Gallery in Brussels with the exhibition 20 ans. The exhibition was open from 06 November 2019 until 20 December 2019.

Historical Context of France

France stands 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 cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally 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 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 emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Gérald Vatrin

Gérald Vatrin was born in 1971 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 an important decade politically, 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Gérald Vatrin

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