Guillaume Leblon

1971 · France

Artist biography

Guillaume Leblon is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in France, like other well-known artists such as Guillaume Linard-osorio, Agathe Pitié, Jean-Marie Appriou, Caroline Pekle, and Mr. Brainwash. Guillaume Leblon was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Guillaume Leblon's work is available on display in 5 galleries around the globe, such as in France, Spain, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Guillaume Leblon's work include GDM | Paris in France, Labor in Mexico, as well as carlier I gebauer I Madrid in Spain. Guillaume Leblon's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Jocelyn Wolff in Paris (19 October 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition 70.001. Guillaume Leblon's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Aerosol (06 September 2019 - 24 October 2019) at Labor in Mexico City and America (14 May 2019 - 28 June 2019) at ProjecteSD in Barcelona. Guillaume Leblon's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Plastic Surgery to look like you and took place at galerie frank elbaz | Dallas in the United States from the 02 November 2017 to 27 January 2018.

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant country in the unfolding of modernism. During the 19th century, France fostered the foundations of what is currently known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural centre, originating cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements flourished at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Dominant French creative 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 Guillaume Leblon

Born in 1971, Guillaume Leblon grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Guillaume Leblon

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