Guillaume Bresson

1982 · France

Artist biography

Guillaume Bresson is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in France - other established artists such as Raynald Driez, Jean-Michel Alberola, Sarah Garbarg, Alexandre Lenoir, and Michel Rosenfelder were also born in France. Guillaume Bresson was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Guillaume Bresson's work is available for viewing at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium. Guillaume Bresson is at the moment exhibiting at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium with the exhibition Portraits, from the 17th to the 21st century (13 March 2020 - 02 May 2020). Guillaume Bresson's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; GUERRE(S) (17 December 2019 - 31 January 2020) at Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in France and Selected works of Guillaume Bresson (17 May 2019 - 28 June 2019) at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Paris, Rue du Cloître St. Merri in France.

Guillaume Bresson in private collections

Guillaume Bresson's works can be seen in Morettini Anna collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Cristiano Carotti, Qafar Rzayev, and Sandro Diener.

Historical Context of France

France stands 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 involved innovative and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and leading French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally 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 important 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 Guillaume Bresson

Born in 1982, Guillaume Bresson's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a strong influence on younger artists.

Guillaume Bresson

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 3

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