Martin Mc Nulty

1966 · France

Artist biography

Martin Mc Nulty is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other renowned artists such as Olivier Peltier, Eva Nielsen, Nicole Gravier, Marie-Amélie Porcher, and Marina Ho. Martin Mc Nulty was born in 1966.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Martin Mc Nulty is represented and exhibited by Galerie Patricia Dorfmann located in Paris, France. Martin Mc Nulty's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Patricia Dorfmann in Paris (11 October 2019 until 15 November 2019) with the exhibition L'oreille, l'arbre et le boxeur.

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art world. Applauded 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 settled in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most important 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 emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Martin Mc Nulty

Martin Mc Nulty was born in 1966 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade 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 strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading 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 an influential reputation.

Martin Mc Nulty

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