Pierre Bismuth

1963 · France

Artist biography

Pierre Bismuth is an established contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other renowned artists such as Nils Hirvensalo, Bernard Bazile, Anaïs Chabeur, Estefania Peñafiel Loaiza, and M. Chat. Pierre Bismuth was born in 1963.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Pierre Bismuth is represented and exhibited by 5 galleries around the world, in countries such as Switzerland, Belgium, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Christine König Galerie in Vienna, Jan Mot in Brussels, and Centre D'Édition Contemporaine in Geneva. Pierre Bismuth most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Christine König Galerie in Vienna with the exhibition BOOKS + PAPERS II. The exhibition was open from 27 June 2019 until 30 August 2019. Pierre Bismuth's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Abstractions, which took place at Jan Mot in Brussels, Belgium (13 November 2019 - 20 December 2019).

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included innovative and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and dominant French artists from the beginning 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 considered 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 flourished in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Pierre Bismuth

Born in 1963, Pierre Bismuth was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Pierre Bismuth

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