Marc Desgrandchamps

1965 · France

Artist biography

Marc Desgrandchamps is a modern visual artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other renowned artists such as Laurence Aëgerter, Odile Decq, Eva Nielsen, Rnst, and Thomas Fougeirol. Marc Desgrandchamps was born in 1965.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marc Desgrandchamps' work is available for viewing at Galerie Eigen+Art | Berlin in Germany. Marc Desgrandchamps' work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Lelong | Paris, Téhéran in France (04 September 2019 until 04 October 2019) with the exhibition Jardins obscurs. Marc Desgrandchamps' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Stand 1D08 (27 February 2020 - 11 April 2020) at Galerie Eigen+Art | Berlin in Germany and Die blaue Stunde (17 May 2019 - 21 June 2019) at Galerie Eigen+Art | Leipzig in Germany.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France fostered the beginnings of what is currently known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural centre, originating cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Dominant French creative 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 a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Marc Desgrandchamps

Marc Desgrandchamps was born in 1965 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Marc Desgrandchamps

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