Michel Auder

1945 · France

Artist biography

Michel Auder is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other famous artists such as Benoît Maire Pour Ker-Xavier, Capucine Vandebrouck, Myriam Mechita, Isidore Hibou, and Smole. Michel Auder was born in 1945.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michel Auder's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries like Belgium, Italy, and the United States. Galleries include Office Baroque | Bloemenhofplein 5 in Belgium, as well as Galleria Fonti and Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome in Italy. Michel Auder most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Loyal in Stockholm with the exhibition A SEED'S A STAR. The exhibition was open from 14 June 2019 until 16 August 2019.

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant country in the development of modernism. During the 19th century, France established 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. During the first part of the twentieth century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural hub, originating cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged 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 amidst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Michel Auder

Born in 1945, Michel Auder was predominantly inspired by the 1960s growing up. The astronomical impact of the 1960s was truly astonishing across the globe. Representative of a time inspiring both faith and anger, the 1960s triggered an outburst of new ideologies and movements, truly exciting and spectacular. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, which would have a highly powerful impact internationally, mainly defined by the Iron Curtain separating Europe both physically and spiritually, and significantly marked by the erection of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The 1960s re-defined all pre-existing expectations on gender, race and justice, questioned education as well as morality and selfhood – for instance through the civil rights movement and second wave of feminism, as well as student political uprisings. The incredible escalation of mass consumerism also defined the era, generating new trends in marketing and advertising. Minimalism established the central idea that art should subsist in its own reality, and not try to represent the physical world. Born of a desire to eradicate all pre-established notions about art, Minimalism became a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key actors. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to explore further some of the most fundamental philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, while eliminating the emotional and highly personal aspect it would often associated with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply relating to Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that echoed through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own nuances and scopes, distinctive to different regions or countries. Spatialism, for example, was founded in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies adopted by the Zero group in Germany. Throughout Europe, the ideologies of Existentialism strongly influenced artists such as Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to depict the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the lingering anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.

Michel Auder

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