Mathieu Mercier

1970 · France

Artist biography

Mathieu Mercier is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other renowned artists such as Sylvie Auvray, Thomas Tronel-Gauthier, Jean-Pierre Attal, Thomas Vergne, and Jonathan Binet. Mathieu Mercier was born in 1970.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mathieu Mercier is represented and exhibited by 7 galleries around the world, in countries such as France, Spain, and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Le Minotaure and mfc - michèle didier in France, and Galería Luis Adelantado | Valencia in Spain. Mathieu Mercier most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Espai Tactel Toormix in Barcelona with the exhibition Art Designers. The exhibition was open from 06 June 2019 until 06 August 2019. Mathieu Mercier's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Susan Inglett Gallery in New York (05 December 2019 - 24 January 2020) with the name By / Buy Me and Mehdi Chouakri | Fasanenplatz in Berlin (24 May 2019 - 30 August 2019) with the name KUNST ÜBER KUNST . Mathieu Mercier's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Pièce Unique I and took place at Mehdi Chouakri | Mommsenstrasse in Berlin, Germany from the 22 February 2019 to 07 March 2019.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important nation in the development of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France fostered the foundations of what is currently known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. During the first part of the twentieth century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural centre, originating vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements flourished at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major 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 many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Mathieu Mercier

Born in 1970, Mathieu Mercier was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period 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 in terms of politics, 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 prominent 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Mathieu Mercier

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