Gilles Caron

1939 · France

Artist biography

Gilles Caron is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in France, like other well-known artists such as Honet, Caroline Pekle, Jean-François Fouilhoux, Pierre Wemaëre, and Annabelle Moreau. Gilles Caron was born in 1939.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Gilles Caron is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are School Gallery Paris / Olivier Castaing in France and Galleria Carla Sozzani in Italy. Gilles Caron's work has most recently been exhibited at School Gallery Paris / Olivier Castaing in France (21 May 2018 until 12 July 2018) with the exhibition Chorégraphie de la Révolte.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced innovative and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art sphere. Critically praised and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially 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 thought to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the onset 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 Gilles Caron

Gilles Caron was born in 1939 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Gilles Caron

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