Raphaël Renaud

1974 · France

Artist biography

Raphaël Renaud is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other prominent artists such as Daniel Flammer, K. Sinnapah Mary, Jean Degottex, Didier Massard, and Benoît Maire Pour Ker-Xavier. Raphaël Renaud was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Raphaël Renaud is represented by Galerie Alex Schlesinger located in Zurich, Switzerland. Raphaël Renaud's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Alex Schlesinger in Zurich (13 February 2020 until 16 February 2020) with the exhibition Art Karlsruhe.

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 involved innovative and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. Applauded 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 important and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and supported the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which flourished in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Raphaël Renaud

Born in 1974, Raphaël Renaud's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Raphaël Renaud

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