1971 · France
Louidgi Beltrame is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from France, like other famous artists such as Steven Le Priol, Claire Trotignon, Olivier Menanteau, Victor Knipping, and San Bon Matew. Louidgi Beltrame was born in 1971.
Louidgi Beltrame's work are currently exhibiting at jousse entreprise in Paris with the exhibition Reality Is Not What It Seems (29 February 2020 - 29 March 2020). Louidgi Beltrame's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; jousse entreprise in Paris (29 March 2019 - 10 May 2019) with the name THROUGH YOUR TRACE, THROUGH YOUR SHADOW. and jousse entreprise in Paris (06 September 2019 - 20 September 2019) with the name Un cercle et son centre en quête l’un de l’autre.
Historical Context of France
France strikes 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 included innovative and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. Critically praised and leading French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially 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 considered to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and supported the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which appeared in the post war era.
Further Biographical Context for Louidgi Beltrame
Louidgi Beltrame was born in 1971 and was largely inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.