Nicola L

1937 · France

Artist biography

Nicola L is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from France, like other renowned artists such as Philippe Perrot, Bertrand Dezoteux, Alain Veinstein, Gilles Marrey, and FORLANE 6 STUDIO. Nicola L was born in 1937.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nicola L is represented by Galerie Patricia Dorfmann located in Paris, France. Nicola L most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Friedman Benda in New York with the exhibition Comfort. The exhibition was open from 08 January 2020 until 14 February 2020. Nicola L's work has also been exhibited during the Silence exhibition at Nina Johnson in Miami, the United States (04 April 2019 - 10 May 2019).

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and involved innovative and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art world. Applauded and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally was a Spanish national who relocated 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 influential and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Nicola L

Nicola L was born in 1937 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Nicola L

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