Stéphane Dafflon

1972 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Stéphane Dafflon is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Switzerland, like other well-known artists such as Markus Müller, Otto Meyer-Amden, Paul Suter, Jonas Burkhalter, and Tanja Roscic. Stéphane Dafflon was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Stéphane Dafflon's work is on display in 4 galleries around the world, in countries such as France, Spain, and Switzerland. Some of those galleries are Galerie Xippas | Paris and GDM | Paris in France, and Parra & Romero | Madrid in Spain. Stéphane Dafflon's work has most recently been exhibited at Baronian Xippas in Brussels (05 September 2019 until 25 October 2019) with the exhibition Solo Exhibition . Stéphane Dafflon's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Air de Paris in France (19 October 2019 - 20 December 2019) with the name More and Magda Danysz Gallery | Paris in France (05 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) with the name VIBRATIONS. Stéphane Dafflon's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called U + 25A6 and took place at Air de Paris in France from the 01 February 2018 to 15 April 2018.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most important Swiss contribution to the unravelling of Modernism was the establishment of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its initial members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly evolved into an significant hub of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a shelter from political instability elsewhere in Europe. Prior to that, Switzerland had originated some quirky and distinctive artists in the Post-Impressionist era of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another major movement that can be attributed to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier might have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first independent projects were realized in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for wealthy local clients. Remarkable Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Stéphane Dafflon

Born in 1972, Stéphane Dafflon was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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. influential 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, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Stéphane Dafflon

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