Hervé Guibert

1955 · France

Artist biography

Hervé Guibert is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from France, like other renowned artists such as Jean-Marie Madsaud, Alexandre Lenoir, Gaspard Maîtrepierre, Zoé Rumeau, and Nicolas Muller. Hervé Guibert was born in 1955.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Hervé Guibert's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in France and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Hervé Guibert's work include Les Douches la Galerie and Galerie Alain Gutharc in Paris, as well as Callicoon Fine Arts in New York. Hervé Guibert most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Les Douches la Galerie in Paris with the exhibition De l'intime. The exhibition was open from 23 January 2020 until 13 March 2020. Hervé Guibert's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Les palais des monstres désirables (07 September 2018 - 27 October 2018) at Les Douches la Galerie in Paris and Summer Group Exhibition (27 June 2019 - 31 July 2019) at Callicoon Fine Arts in New York. Hervé Guibert's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called How could it be otherwise? and took place at Iceberg Projects in Chicago, the United States from the 04 November 2017 to 10 December 2017.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential country in the unfolding of modernism. During the nineteenth 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 critically acclaimed artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a crucial 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. Major 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 a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Hervé Guibert

Hervé Guibert was born in 1955 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely accepted as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.

Hervé Guibert