Mattia Denisse

1967 · France

Artist biography

Mattia Denisse is an established mid-career artist, who originates from France, like other artists such as Gildas Coudrais, Tomi Ungerer, Dominique Chapuis, Bernard Frize, and Catherine Seher. Mattia Denisse was born in 1967.

Mattia Denisse's Gallery representation

Mattia Denisse's work is available for viewing at Caroline Pagès Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant nation in the development of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France established the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural centre, establishing cutting-edge 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. Dominant 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 Mattia Denisse

Mattia Denisse was born in 1967, grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Mattia Denisse

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