Philippe Durand

1963 · France

Artist biography

Philippe Durand is an established artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other celebrated artists such as Thomas Sauvin, Nils Guadagnin, Laura Alercia, Robin Lopvet, and Christophe Avella-Bagur. Philippe Durand was born in 1963.

Philippe Durand's exhibition

Philippe Durand most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Laurent Godin | Rue Eugène Oudiné in Paris (05 November 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition Dehors Dedans Genêts.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important country in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France fostered the foundations of what is today 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 flourished 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 amongst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Philippe Durand

Born in 1963, Philippe Durand's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Philippe Durand

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