Raymond Hains

1926 · France

Artist biography

Raymond Hains is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in France. Raymond Hains was born in 1926. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Georges Mathieu, François Morellet, Yves Klein and Niki De Saint Phalle.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Raymond Hains' work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom and France. Galleries include Luxembourg & Dayan | London in the United Kingdom, as well as natalie seroussi and Galerie Patricia Dorfmann in France. Raymond Hains most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Max Hetzler | 41 Dover Street in London (04 June 2019 until 24 July 2019) with the exhibition Infinite Conversations. Raymond Hains' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Lara Vincy in Paris (31 March 2019 - 26 July 2019) with the name GROUP SHOW APRIL 2019 and Loeve & Co in Paris (06 February 2019 - 01 March 2019) with the name Chez Iris et Jeannine. Raymond Hains' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called 57. Venice Biennal and took place at Galerie Lara Vincy in Paris, France from the 13 May 2017 to 26 November 2017.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France fostered the foundations of what is currently known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural centre, establishing 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. Major 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 Raymond Hains

Born in 1926, Raymond Hains' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict strictures of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Raymond Hains