Pierre-Olivier Arnaud

1972 · France

Artist biography

Pierre-Olivier Arnaud is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other renowned artists such as Patrick Poirier, Berti Duccio, Ukendt Fransk, Catherine Maria Chapel, and Tess Dumon. Pierre-Olivier Arnaud was born in 1972.

Pierre-Olivier Arnaud's Gallery representation

Pierre-Olivier Arnaud is represented by Galerie Art: Concept located in Paris, France.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France established the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, originating vital 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 amongst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Pierre-Olivier Arnaud

Born in 1972, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Pierre-Olivier Arnaud

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