Laurent Montaron

1978 · France

Artist biography

Laurent Montaron is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in France, like other celebrated artists such as Pez, Jean-Charles Hue, Ken Sortais, Sabrina Vitali, and Skall. Laurent Montaron was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Laurent Montaron's work is on display at Monitor | Rome in Italy. Laurent Montaron's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Présence at Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 16 October 2019 until 06 December 2019. Laurent Montaron's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Télé-vision (27 October 2018 - 15 December 2018) at Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou in France and Invitation – FRAC at Centre Pompidou (20 September 2018 - 20 October 2018) at Air de Paris in France.

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced progressive and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led 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 initially was a Spanish national who relocated in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was considered to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Laurent Montaron

Born in 1978, Laurent Montaron's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Laurent Montaron

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