Jean-Baptiste Caron

1983 · France

Artist biography

Jean-Baptiste Caron is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in France, like other well-known artists such as Frédéric Pradeau, Fabienne Oudart, Dominique Chapuis, Guillaume Sebag, and Jean Messagier. Jean-Baptiste Caron was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jean-Baptiste Caron is represented by Galerie 22,48 m2 in Paris, France. Jean-Baptiste Caron's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie 22,48 m2 in Paris (25 July 2018 until 27 October 2018) with the exhibition NOW HERE.

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France established the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, including 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, contributing vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French artistic 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 amidst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Jean-Baptiste Caron

Born in 1983, Jean-Baptiste Caron's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start 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 collective of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful 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 art became famous 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 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term created by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Jean-Baptiste Caron