Jean-Luc Parant

1944 · France

Artist biography

Jean-Luc Parant is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from France, like other well-known artists such as Joël Hubaut, Simone de Beauvoir, Loïc Raguénès, Ilona Metenier, and Eric Liot. Jean-Luc Parant was born in 1944.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jean-Luc Parant is represented by Galerie Lara Vincy located in Paris, France. Jean-Luc Parant's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition GROUP SHOW APRIL 2019 at Galerie Lara Vincy in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 31 March 2019 until 26 July 2019. Jean-Luc Parant's only other exhibition is Multiples +, which took place at Galerie Lara Vincy in Paris, France (19 May 2017 - 30 June 2017).

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France fostered the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural hub, originating vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged 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 a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Jean-Luc Parant

Born in 1944, Jean-Luc Parant's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1960s. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s represent an extremely influential era which generated a significant number of breaks and challenged the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would permanently mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, events such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever impact generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society followed, with revolutionary philosophies and movements evolving in a cradle of innovation. Simplicity and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly gathering polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. The very first flourishing of Conceptualism was significantly influenced by the simplicity of Minimalism but went further in rejecting all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to attain, by uplifting popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy deeply influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally persuaded by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often associated with the human condition. Internationally, a significant number of art movements resounded with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group adopted similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Jean-Luc Parant

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