John Cornu

1976 · France

Artist biography

John Cornu is a mid-career established artist, who was born in France, like other prominent artists such as Mazaccio & Drowilal, Carole Bellaïche, Helena Cabello, Verna Jean-Luc, and Eric Liot. John Cornu was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

John Cornu is represented and exhibited by Galerie Gilla Lörcher located in Berlin, Germany. John Cornu most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Gilla Lörcher in Berlin (31 October 2019 until 27 December 2019) with the exhibition XXX. John Cornu's only other exhibition is I´m a passenge, which took place at Galerie Gilla Lörcher in Berlin, Germany (29 April 2017 - 02 June 2017).

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential nation in the development of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France established the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, establishing cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed 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 John Cornu

John Cornu was born in 1976 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. 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 primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

John Cornu

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