Insook Hong

1973 · France

Artist biography

Insook Hong is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other well-known artists such as Leon Lachegar, Soumisha Dauthel, Felicia Atkinson, Laurence Papouin, and Maurice Blaussyld. Insook Hong was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Insook Hong's work is on display at Galerie Alain Margaron in Paris, France. Insook Hong most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Alain Margaron in Paris with the exhibition 25 ans de passion. The exhibition was open from 15 November 2018 until 22 December 2018.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the 19th century, France established the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. During the first part of the twentieth century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural centre, originating vital 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 many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Insook Hong

Born in 1973, Insook Hong's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Insook Hong

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