Mark Geffriaud

1977 · France

Artist biography

Mark Geffriaud is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in France, like other celebrated artists such as Ratafiou, Alexandre Singh, Michel Herreria, Éric Pougeau, and Jean-Paul Philippe. Mark Geffriaud was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mark Geffriaud is represented and exhibited by GDM | Paris in France. Mark Geffriaud most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at gb agency in Paris with the exhibition Activity of Matter. The exhibition was open from 29 November 2019 until 10 January 2020. Mark Geffriaud's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; UNE CERTAINE DOUCEUR EN PRIME (06 September 2018 - 06 September 2018) at gb agency in France and Collection 100 % (01 January 2018 - 31 March 2018) at GDM | Paris in France.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential country in the unfolding of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France fostered the foundations of what is today 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, establishing 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. 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 Mark Geffriaud

Mark Geffriaud was born in 1977 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were an important decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Mark Geffriaud

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