Sylvain Ristori

1984 · France

Artist biography

Sylvain Ristori is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other well-known artists such as Nathalie Elemento, OLIVIER RENEVRET , Virginie Yassef, Dominique De Beir, and Bertrand Flachot. Sylvain Ristori was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sylvain Ristori's work is on display at Galerie Jérôme Pauchant located in Paris, France. Sylvain Ristori's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition MÉMOIRE VIVE at Galerie Jérôme Pauchant in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 13 June 2019 until 11 July 2019. Sylvain Ristori's only other exhibition is SILENT POETRY, which took place at Galerie Jérôme Pauchant in Paris, France (27 October 2018 - 21 December 2018).

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and involved innovative and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. Applauded and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally 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 thought to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which appeared in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Sylvain Ristori

Born in 1984, Sylvain Ristori's creative work was largely influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.

Sylvain Ristori

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