Pierre Antoniucci

1943 · France

Artist biography

Pierre Antoniucci is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other celebrated artists such as Julia Battaia, Julien Salaud, Pascal Convert, Alexis Cordesse, and Kiki Seror. Pierre Antoniucci was born in 1943.

About Pierre Antoniucci's works

Pierre Antoniucci is regarded as a main figure in the fields of Figuration and Conceptual. Some world-renowned artists acclaimed for their figurative artworks include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso or Paul Cézanne. Figurative art is a rather broad category, which can be simply designated as being the farthest from abstract art, since it essentially consists of the representation of objects or figures holding a strong reference to the real world. Although it can be described as such, Figurative art nonetheless remains extremely resourceful and imaginative, encompassing a variety of styles and mediums, ranging from Photorealism to Neo-expressionism.

Conceptual art emerged as an art movement in the 1960s, critiquing the previously ruling modernist movement and its focus on the aesthetic. The term is usually used to refer to art from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. In Conceptualism, the idea or concept behind the work of art became more important than the actual technical skill or aesthetic. Conceptual artists used whichever materials and forms deemed most appropriate to get their ideas across. This resulted in a variety of different types of artworks that could look like almost anything – from performance to writing, to everyday objects. The artists explored the possibilities of art-as-idea and art-as-knowledge, using linguistic, mathematical, and process-oriented dimensions of thought as well as invisible system and processes for their productions.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Pierre Antoniucci is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Galerie Oniris - Florent Paumelle in Rennes , France and Modernism Inc. in San Francisco, the United States. Pierre Antoniucci most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Oniris - Florent Paumelle in Rennes with the exhibition Galeristes. The exhibition was open from 16 October 2019 until 19 October 2019. Pierre Antoniucci's work has also been exhibited during the Petits Formats & Oeuvres sur Papier 2019-2020 - part. 1 exhibition at Galerie Oniris - Florent Paumelle in Rennes , France (26 November 2019 - 17 January 2020).

Pierre Antoniucci has four works for sale at the moment available on Artland.

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. Critically praised and leading French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally 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 considered to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and supported the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which appeared in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Pierre Antoniucci

Pierre Antoniucci was born in 1943 and was primarily inspired by the 1960s growing up. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s represent an extremely influential era which generated an important number of breaks and questioned the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would permanently mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, predicaments such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever impact generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society developed, with revolutionary philosophies and movements evolving in a cradle of innovation. Honesty and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly composed of polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. The very first blossoming of Conceptualism was highly influenced by the purity of Minimalism but went further in denying all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to attain, by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally seduced by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often linked to the human condition. worldwide, an important number of art movements resonated with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni created Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group espoused similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Pierre Antoniucci

  • Exhibitions 3
  • Related Artists

Didn't you find any works that interested you? Let us help you!

If you are interested in seeing other available works by this artist we will get in touch with galleries that represent this artist and get back to you.