Jérôme Zonder

1974 · France

Artist biography

Jérôme Zonder is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from France, like other artists such as Guy De Malherbe, Natasha Nisic, Jean Noël De Soye, Patrick Poirier, and Vincent Olinet. Jérôme Zonder was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jérôme Zonder is represented and exhibited by Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium. Jérôme Zonder is at the moment exhibiting at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium with the exhibition Portraits, from the 17th to the 21st century (13 March 2020 - 02 May 2020). Jérôme Zonder's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium (23 April 2019 - 20 June 2019) with the name 10 ans and Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Paris, Rue du Bourg Tibourg in France (01 July 2019 - 26 July 2019) with the name Exposition estivale. Jérôme Zonder's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Des Homo Sapiens and took place at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Paris, Rue du Cloître St. Merri in France from the 06 April 2018 to 27 May 2018.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential nation in the development of modernism. During the nineteenth 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 critically acclaimed artists. During the first part of the twentieth century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural centre, 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 amongst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Jérôme Zonder

Born in 1974, Jérôme Zonder was predominantly inspired 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, united generally by their age and nationality. Many 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 YBAs 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 gained a controversial reputation 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 1990s, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.

Jérôme Zonder

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