Jean-Luc Blanc

1965 · France

Artist biography

Jean-Luc Blanc is a visual artist, who originates from France, like other famous artists such as Jean Prouvé, Goin, Maude Maris, Unknown Artist, and Guy Ferrer. Jean-Luc Blanc was born in 1965.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jean-Luc Blanc's work is on display at Galerie Art: Concept in Paris, France. Jean-Luc Blanc's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Turpentine 10 at Galerie Art: Concept in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 24 November 2018 until 11 January 2019.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential country in the development of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France fostered the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. During the first part of the twentieth century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, establishing cutting-edge 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 amidst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Jean-Luc Blanc

Jean-Luc Blanc was born in 1965, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Jean-Luc Blanc