Yann Gerstberger

1983 · France

Artist biography

Yann Gerstberger is an established mid-career artist, who was born in France, like other famous artists such as Philippe Cazal, Nathalie Elemento, André Mérian, Eric Poitevin, and Kiki Seror. Yann Gerstberger was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Yann Gerstberger's work is on display at Sorry We're Closed in Brussels, Belgium. Yann Gerstberger's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Multiple Visions at Sorry We're Closed in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 24 January 2020 until 13 March 2020. Yann Gerstberger's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galeria OMR in Mexico City (04 February 2019 - 10 May 2019) with the name ICE NEWS & FREEWAY FETISHES and Revolver Galeria in Lima (24 June 2019 - 29 August 2019) with the name Call Giovanni. Yann Gerstberger's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called TT52 and took place at Lyles & King in New York, the United States from the 08 June 2017 to 28 July 2017.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth 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 world renowned artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, establishing vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed 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 amongst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Yann Gerstberger

Yann Gerstberger was born in 1983 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s. A collective 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 collective 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 well known 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 rebellious yet entrepreneurial. 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’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Yann Gerstberger

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