Michael Quistrebert

1976 · France

Artist biography

Michael Quistrebert is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other prominent artists such as Théodore Fivel, Sylvie Arlaud, Olivier Kosta Théfaine, Alain Séchas, and Dominique Chapuis. Michael Quistrebert was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michael Quistrebert is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Galerie Crèvecoeur in Paris, France and Galerie Juliètte Jongma in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Michael Quistrebert most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Crèvecoeur in Paris (07 September 2018 until 06 October 2018) with the exhibition Tie Dye High. Michael Quistrebert's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; GDM | Paris in France (01 January 2018 - 31 March 2018) with the name Collection 100 % and Galerie Juliètte Jongma in the Netherlands (24 November 2017 - 06 January 2018) with the name Swashbuckling.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and involved progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and leading French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally was a Spanish national who relocated in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was considered to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and contributed to 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 Michael Quistrebert

Born in 1976, Michael Quistrebert was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Michael Quistrebert

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