1963 · France
Richard Fauguet is an established artist, who originates from France, like other renowned artists such as Michel Blazy, Laurent Le Deunff, David Raffini, Albert Gleizes, and Eric Rondepierre. Richard Fauguet was born in 1963.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Richard Fauguet's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as France, Italy, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Galerie Art: Concept in Paris, Giorgio Persano Torino in Turin, and Taubert Contemporary in Berlin. Richard Fauguet's work has most recently been exhibited at Taubert Contemporary in Berlin (05 July 2019 until 30 August 2019) with the exhibition whodunnit.
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, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural hub, 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. Major French creative 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 Richard Fauguet
Richard Fauguet was born in 1963 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.