Laetitia De Chocqueuse

1983 · France

Artist biography

Laetitia De Chocqueuse is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other renowned artists such as Hervé Télémaque, Daniel Firman, Bruno Peinado , Olivier Metzger, and Oliver Gröne'. Laetitia De Chocqueuse was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Laetitia De Chocqueuse is represented and exhibited by Dauwens & Beernaert located in Brussels, Belgium. Laetitia De Chocqueuse most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in France with the exhibition LE GRAND DÉTOURNEMENT. The exhibition was open from 26 June 2019 until 02 August 2019. Laetitia De Chocqueuse's work has also been exhibited during the INFRA-ORDINAIRE exhibition at Artvera’S in Geneva, Switzerland (03 May 2019 - 06 July 2019).

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential nation in the development of modernism. During the 19th century, France fostered the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural hub, contributing 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 many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Laetitia De Chocqueuse

Laetitia De Chocqueuse was born in 1983 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Laetitia De Chocqueuse

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