Vincent Tavenne

1961 · France

Artist biography

Vincent Tavenne is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other well-known artists such as Christophe Sarlin, Fabien Chalon, Séverine Hubard, Guillaume Dénervaud, and Jennifer Douzenel. Vincent Tavenne was born in 1961.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Vincent Tavenne is represented by Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens in Cologne, Germany. Vincent Tavenne's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition ALLES AUF EINMAL….UND DER MOND at Adamski Gallery in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was open from 13 September 2019 until 22 November 2019. Vincent Tavenne's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; VINCENT TAVENNE HIMMEL & HÖLLE (25 September 2018 - 03 November 2018) at Adamski Gallery in Berlin and Envoque (06 December 2019 - 21 February 2020) at Galerie M29 in Cologne.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art sphere. Applauded 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 influential and intellectual artistic centre at the start 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 Vincent Tavenne

Born in 1961, Vincent Tavenne's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Vincent Tavenne

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