Valerian Goalec

1986 · France

Artist biography

Valerian Goalec is seen as an emerging contemporary artist, who was born in France, like other well-known artists such as Julien Audebert, Honet, Emmanuelle Villard, Tony Soulie, and Ratafiou. Valerian Goalec was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Valerian Goalec's work is on display at Levy.Delval in Brussels, Belgium. Valerian Goalec most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Levy.Delval in Brussels (16 November 2017 until 13 January 2018) with the exhibition LA NORME IDÉALE. Valerian Goalec's work has also been exhibited during the I'M TRYING TO EXPLAIN exhibition at L21 in Palma, Spain (15 March 2019 - 09 May 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 included innovative and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art world. 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 contributed to the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Valerian Goalec

Valerian Goalec was born in 1986, grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Valerian Goalec

  • Exhibitions 4

Looking for available works of this artist? Let us help you!

None of our partner galleries has added works for sale of this artist. If you are interested in seeing available works we will get in touch with galleries that represent this artist and get back to you.