Pierre Marie Lejeune

1954 · France

Artist biography

Pierre Marie Lejeune is seen as an established artist, who originates from France, like other celebrated artists such as Adrien Vescovi, Renaud Jerez, Camille Claudel, Jessica Lajard, and Baptiste Debombourg. Pierre Marie Lejeune was born in 1954.

Pierre Marie Lejeune's Gallery representation

Pierre Marie Lejeune is represented by Galerie Valérie Bach in Brussels, Belgium.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and involved 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 early years 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 thought 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 Marie Lejeune

Pierre Marie Lejeune was born in 1954 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central strains of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements gained popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed significant commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Pierre Marie Lejeune

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