Jean-Baptiste Huynh

1966 · France

Artist biography

Jean-Baptiste Huynh is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in France - other established artists such as Jean Bazaine, Maurice Esteve, Itvan Kebadian, Hélène Valentin, and Julien Berthier were also born in France. Jean-Baptiste Huynh was born in 1966.


Jean-Baptiste Huynh most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Hangar art center in Brussels (14 November 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition Photo Brussels Festival. Jean-Baptiste Huynh's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Woman - Portrait de la beauté (17 February 2019 - 10 May 2019) at Galerie Lelong | Paris, Matignon in France and WOMAN – Portrait de la beauté (17 February 2019 - 10 May 2019) at Galerie Lelong | Paris, Téhéran in France.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential nation in the development of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France established the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural centre, contributing cutting-edge 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. Dominant 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 Huynh

Jean-Baptiste Huynh was born in 1966 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Jean-Baptiste Huynh

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