Michel Blazy

1966 · France

Artist biography

Michel Blazy is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in France - other established artists such as Georges Valmier, Loïc Raguénès, Jean-michel Othoniel, Parreno Philippe, and Lionel Guibout were also born in France. Michel Blazy was born in 1966.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michel Blazy's work is available for viewing at Galerie Art: Concept located in Paris, France. Michel Blazy's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Multiverse at La Loge in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 14 February 2019 until 30 March 2019. Michel Blazy's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Le vent se lève (07 March 2020 - 28 March 2020) at MAC VAL | Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne in Paris and Michel Blazy – Solo Show (20 May 2017 - 22 July 2017) at Galerie Art: Concept in Paris.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important country in the unfolding of modernism. During the nineteenth 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. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural centre, establishing vital 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 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 amidst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Michel Blazy

Born in 1966, Michel Blazy's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 politically, 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 leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Michel Blazy

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