1956 · France
Michel Verjux is seen as an established artist, who was born in France, like other well-known artists such as Clémentine Bal, Nicolas Saint Grégoire, Anto Lau, Armelle de Sainte Marie, and Céline Condorelli. Michel Verjux was born in 1956.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Michel Verjux is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. The galleries exhibiting Michel Verjux' work include Laure Genillard in London, Galerie Jean Brolly in Paris, and A arte Invernizzi in Milan. Michel Verjux most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Laure Genillard in London with the exhibition Lighting light well. The exhibition was open from 16 February 2019 until 06 April 2019.
Historical Context of France
France has been a significant nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France fostered the beginnings of what is currently known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural centre, contributing 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. 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 a multitude of others.
Further Biographical Context for Michel Verjux
Michel Verjux was born in 1956 and was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining worldwide recognition.