Véronique Ellena

1966 · France

Artist biography

Véronique Ellena is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other prominent artists such as Carly Silverman, Bettina Samson, André Bloc, Frederic Buell, and Daphné Chevallereau. Véronique Ellena was born in 1966.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Véronique Ellena is represented by Galerie Alain Gutharc located in Paris, France. Véronique Ellena's work has most recently been exhibited at Hangar art center in Brussels (14 November 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition Photo Brussels Festival.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and involved progressive and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and leading French artists from the beginning 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 start of the century and contributed to the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Véronique Ellena

Véronique Ellena was born in 1966 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Véronique Ellena

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