Pierre Klossowski

1905 · France

Artist biography

Pierre Klossowski is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in France. Pierre Klossowski was born in 1905. Born in the same country and around the same year are Victor Vasarely, Jean Dubuffet and Yves Tanguy.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Pierre Klossowski is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as Belgium, the United States, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Gladstone Gallery in Brussels, Gladstone Gallery | West 24th St in New York, as well as Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie in Berlin. Pierre Klossowski most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Cabinet in London with the exhibition ACHE. The exhibition was open from 09 December 2018 until 12 January 2019. Pierre Klossowski's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Bureau des Réalités in Brussels (21 June 2017 - 13 July 2017) with the name Pelamide and Galerie Bernhard in Zurich (20 September 2019 - 14 November 2019) with the name Incommunicables. Pierre Klossowski's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Pelamide and took place at Bureau des Réalités in Brussels, Belgium from the 21 June 2017 to 13 July 2017.

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant country in the development of modernism. Throughout the 19th 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 internationally famed artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural centre, originating cutting-edge 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 artistic 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 amidst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Pierre Klossowski

Born in 1905, Pierre Klossowski's creative work was largely influenced by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The primary focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Pierre Klossowski

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