Sicard, Alain

1963 · France

Artist biography

Sicard, Alain is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other celebrated artists such as Alexandre Nicolas, Mattia Denisse, Anne Pharel, Wilfrid Almendra, and André Bloc. Sicard, Alain was born in 1963.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sicard, Alain is represented and exhibited by Galerie Bernard Jordan located in Paris, France. Sicard, Alain most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Bernard Jordan in Paris with the exhibition 1-100-70-18-KL. The exhibition was open from 06 June 2019 until 19 July 2019.

Historical Context of France

France strikes 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 progressive and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and leading French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who relocated 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 start of the century and supported the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Sicard, Alain

Sicard, Alain was born in 1963 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked 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 key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Sicard, Alain

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