Justin Morin

1979 · France

Artist biography

Justin Morin is an established mid-career artist, who was born in France, like other celebrated artists such as Raymond Waydelich, Philippe Cazal, Roland Flexner, Nils Hirvensalo, and Caribaï. Justin Morin was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Justin Morin is represented and exhibited by Last Resort in Copenhagen, Denmark. Justin Morin's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Exhibition for Enter Art Fair at Last Resort in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 28 August 2019 until 31 August 2019. Justin Morin's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Collection (30 November 2018 - 12 January 2019) at Last Resort in Copenhagen and The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (14 March 2019 - 26 April 2019) at CAPITAL in San Francisco.

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. Critically praised and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally was a Spanish national who settled 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 important and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and contributed to the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which flourished in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Justin Morin

Justin Morin was born in 1979 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 environment. The 1980s were an important decade politically, 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 leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Justin Morin

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