Tess Dumon

1989 · France

Artist biography

Tess Dumon is seen as an emerging artist, who was born in France - other established artists such as Romain Bernini, Iztok ŠOSTAREC, Claude Viallat, Cristof Yvoré, and Jules Guissart were also born in France. Tess Dumon was born in 1989.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Tess Dumon's work is available for viewing at Galerie Dumonteil | Paris in France. Tess Dumon's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition AIM FOR THE HEART at Galerie Dumonteil | Paris in France. The exhibition was open from 06 December 2018 until 19 January 2019.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important country in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France fostered the foundations of what is currently known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural centre, originating vital 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. Dominant French artistic 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 amidst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Tess Dumon

Tess Dumon was born in 1989 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective 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, connected 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 the group 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 garnered a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in 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 influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

Tess Dumon

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