1985 · France
Neïl Beloufa is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other renowned artists such as Gil Joseph Wolman, Léa Dumayet, Nicolas Matranga, Baptiste Caccia, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Neïl Beloufa was born in 1985.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Neïl Beloufa's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as Italy, France, and the United States. Galleries include Mendes Wood DM | Brussels in Belgium, Kamel Mennour | Rue du Pont de Lodi in France, and ZERO... in Italy. Neïl Beloufa most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Kamel Mennour | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Solo Exhibition. The exhibition was open from 09 October 2019 until 01 November 2019. Neïl Beloufa's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Kamel Mennour | Rue Saint-André des Arts in Paris (04 September 2019 - 04 October 2019) with the name Été indien and Kamel Mennour | Rue du Pont de Lodi in Paris (04 September 2019 - 04 October 2019) with the name La morale de l’histoire. Neïl Beloufa's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Liquid Dreams and took place at Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States from the 13 July 2018 to 10 August 2018.
Historical Context of France
France has been a significant nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the 19th century, France fostered the beginnings 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 vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Dominant 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 Neïl Beloufa
Born in 1985, Neïl Beloufa's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.