Michel Boulanger

1959 · Canada

Artist biography

Michel Boulanger is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Canada, like other famous artists such as Marie-Claire Blais, Bitsy Knox, Alex Kwok, Jordy Buckles, and Katerina Lanfranco. Michel Boulanger was born in 1959.

Michel Boulanger's Gallery representation

Michel Boulanger's work is available for viewing at Galerie Bernard Bouche in Paris, France.

Further Biographical Context for Michel Boulanger

Michel Boulanger was born in 1959 and was largely influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant tensions of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unchanged, transient conditions. The works focused on the interplay between these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology.

Michel Boulanger

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