André Deymonaz, French painter, was born in Casablanca, Morocco. The Deymonaz family settled in Provence, located in the south of France. This became an inspiration for Deymonaz, using light to elevate his subject matter contained the intimate moments of everyday French life.
André Deymonaz is a lover of nature who wants always to reflect its beauty, never to betray it. He approaches numerous themes without fear: market scenes, meeting places, Provence villages and intimate moments of ordinary people. He is capable of transmitting the beauty of the stalls, the atmosphere of the smoky cafes, where one can almost hear the laughs and noisy conversation.
André Deymonaz is an established artist. André Deymonaz was born in 1946. Artists Inta Celmina, Lubomir Arzt, Wladimir Nikolajewiz Babak, Eric Bellis, and Hélène Champaloux are of the same generation.
André Deymonaz was born in 1946 and was predominantly inspired by the 1960s. In the art sphere, a multitude of significant changes were also taking place. Pop Art, adopting the culture of mass media through the artworks of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann, was gradually breaking down the bases on which the production and reception of art were built.
Drawing from the imagery of popular culture and mass consumerism, the Pop Artists refuted the authority of highbrow art and created a cutting-edge movement, while Minimalism, simultaneously appearing, was rejecting any form of emotional manifestation and focused on art’s theoretical aspect – aspiring to pure visual responses.
Honesty and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly gathering polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. Delving further into some of the ideas inherent to Abstract Expressionism, artists like Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler practiced Colour Field Painting – decidedly relating to Minimalism, with a fundamentally ruled-based approach, devoid of any expressive features.
Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily persuaded by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the lament often associated with the human condition.
Internationally, an important number of art movements echoed with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni created Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group espoused similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.