Julien Carreyn

1973 · France

Artist biography

Julien Carreyn is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in France, like other prominent artists such as Sébastien Gouju, Sylvie Malo, Alec De Busschère, M. Chat, and Guillaume Dénervaud. Julien Carreyn was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Julien Carreyn is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are GDM | Paris and Galerie Crèvecoeur in France. Julien Carreyn most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at GDM | Paris in France with the exhibition Pas de printemps pour MARNIE. The exhibition was open from 17 May 2019 until 14 June 2019. Julien Carreyn's only other exhibition is Les Soirées de Paris, which took place at Galerie Crèvecoeur in Paris, France (10 January 2019 - 02 March 2019).

Historical Context of France

France has been an important country in the unfolding of modernism. During the 19th century, France fostered the beginnings of what is currently known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural centre, 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 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 a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Julien Carreyn

Born in 1973, Julien Carreyn was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Julien Carreyn

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