1977 · France
Micky Clément is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other renowned artists such as François-Xavier Lalanne, Delphine Gigoux-Martin, Sébastien Reuzé, Philippe Fabian, and Toni Grilo. Micky Clément was born in 1977.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Micky Clément's work is available on viewing in Galerie Derouillon and Galerie Derouillon | Hôtel Cromot in Paris, France. Micky Clément's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Ancora Vita at Galerie Derouillon in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 03 February 2018 until 10 March 2018. Micky Clément's work has also been exhibited during the Tout doit disparaître exhibition at Galerie Provost-Hacker in lille, France (21 June 2019 - 13 September 2019).
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 established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and dominant French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who settled in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and contributed to the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which flourished in the post war era.
Further Biographical Context for Micky Clément
Born in 1977, Micky Clément was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.