Philippe Mayaux

1961 · France

Artist biography

Philippe Mayaux is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in France, like other prominent artists such as Hubert Renard, Sylvain Rousseau, Jean Prouvé, Fabien Mérelle, and Lionel Scoccimaro. Philippe Mayaux was born in 1961.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Philippe Mayaux is represented and exhibited by Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris, France. Philippe Mayaux most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at MAC VAL | Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne in Paris with the exhibition Le vent se lève. The exhibition was open from 07 March 2020 until 28 March 2020. Philippe Mayaux' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Tableaux 1989–2019 (01 February 2019 - 13 April 2019) at Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris and En Affinité(S) : #3 René Magritte (22 September 2017 - 14 October 2017) at Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important country in the development of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France fostered the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, establishing cutting-edge 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 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 a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Philippe Mayaux

Born in 1961, Philippe Mayaux was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time 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 significant 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Philippe Mayaux

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