Willy Le Maitre
1965 · Canada
Galleries and Exhibitions
Willy Le Maitre is represented by CANADA located in New York, the United States. Willy Le Maitre most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Safe Gallery in New York with the exhibition An eye that tried so hard to see one particular thing that it ended up forgetting everything else. The exhibition was open from 23 July 2019 until 07 September 2019.
Further Biographical Context for Willy Le Maitre
Born in 1965, Willy Le Maitre grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.
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