Jean-Marie Appriou

1986 · France

Artist biography

Jean-Marie Appriou is seen as an emerging artist, who originates from France, like other celebrated artists such as Guillaume Dénervaud, Claude Monet, Mira Sam, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, and Gustave-Paul Cluseret. Jean-Marie Appriou was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jean-Marie Appriou's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries like Belgium, Switzerland, and Germany. Some of those galleries are C L E A R I N G | Brussels in Belgium, Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Maag Areal in Switzerland, and Galerie Eva Presenhuber | New York in the United States. Jean-Marie Appriou most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at The Approach in London (28 June 2018 until 23 September 2018) with the exhibition Splendor Solis. Jean-Marie Appriou's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; L’ÂGE DE RAISON (28 February 2019 - 12 April 2019) at C L E A R I N G | Brussels in Belgium and Griffe, langue, rose et écailles (07 September 2018 - 20 October 2018) at C L E A R I N G | Brussels in Belgium. Jean-Marie Appriou's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called How It’s Made and took place at Carl Kostyál in Malmo, Sweden from the 06 December 2017 to 11 January 2018.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included innovative and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and dominant French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally 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 influential and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which flourished in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Jean-Marie Appriou

Jean-Marie Appriou was born in 1986 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.

Jean-Marie Appriou

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