Sinzogan, Julien

1957 · Benin

Artist biography

Sinzogan, Julien is an established artist, who was born and brought up in Benin, like other prominent artists such as Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Dimitri Fagbohoun, Anne-Marie Gbindoun, Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou, and Hazoumè, Romuald. Sinzogan, Julien was born in 1957.

Sinzogan, Julien's Gallery representation

Sinzogan, Julien is represented and exhibited by October Gallery in London, the United Kingdom.

Further Biographical Context for Sinzogan, Julien

Sinzogan, Julien was born in 1957 and was primarily inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple world renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic heart of the generation. Street art started to emerge as a true and accepted form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Fuelled by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a unceasing flux of self-transformation, endlessly shifting the boundaries of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Sinzogan, Julien

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