Louis Heilbronn

1988 · United States

Artist biography

Louis Heilbronn is a young contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Lynne Woods Turner, Hannah Tarr, Robert Thiele, and Chino Amobi. Louis Heilbronn was born in 1988.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Louis Heilbronn's work is on display at Polaris Galerie located in Paris, France. Louis Heilbronn most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Polaris Galerie in Paris (07 March 2020 until 14 March 2020) with the exhibition The Time is Now. Louis Heilbronn's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire in Paris (28 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) with the name 30 ANS D’ÉDITION and Polaris Galerie in Paris (02 December 2018 - 12 January 2019) with the name Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most significant art hub in the world. Major art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Louis Heilbronn

Born in 1988, Louis Heilbronn's creative work 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. A number 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 the group 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 garnered 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 entrepreneurial. The group dominated 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 like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Louis Heilbronn

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