Jean-François Bouchard

1962 · France

Artist biography

Jean-François Bouchard is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other famous artists such as Inspiration, Julien Tiberi, Andre Delfau, Céleste Boursier-mougenot, and Véronique Arnold. Jean-François Bouchard was born in 1962.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jean-François Bouchard's work is available for viewing at Arsenal Contemporary | New York in the United States. Jean-François Bouchard most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Arsenal Contemporary | New York in the United States with the exhibition IN GUNS WE TRUST. The exhibition was open from 29 April 2019 until 22 June 2019.

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced innovative and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. Applauded and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who relocated in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most important 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 flourished in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Jean-François Bouchard

Born in 1962, Jean-François Bouchard was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Jean-François Bouchard

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