Hippolyte Hentgen

1977 · France

Artist biography

Hippolyte Hentgen is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other renowned artists such as Fabrice Langlade, Nadia Pasquer, Saâdane Afif, Dorothée Smith, and Loïc Le Groumellec. Hippolyte Hentgen was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Hippolyte Hentgen is represented and exhibited by Semiose in Paris, France. Hippolyte Hentgen's work has most recently been exhibited at Semiose in Paris (12 January 2019 until 09 February 2019) with the exhibition Sunday in Kyoto. Hippolyte Hentgen's work has also been exhibited during the Steve & the girls exhibition at Semiose in Paris, France (13 October 2018 - 22 December 2018).

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led 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 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 considered to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and contributed to the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which appeared in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Hippolyte Hentgen

Born in 1977, Hippolyte Hentgen's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

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Hippolyte Hentgen

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