Martial Raysse's Biography
Martial Raysse is a French artist born in 1936 in Valence, France. He is best known for his brightly colored paintings and sculptural works, which often combine elements of pop art and surrealism. Raysse was a part of the Nouveau Réalisme movement and is associated with the Fluxus and Pop Art movements. In the early 1960s, he gained recognition for his assemblage works and for his Pop-style paintings, which feature everyday objects incorporated in bright colors. His works often reference French and Italian popular culture, as well as American pop culture. In addition to his paintings, Raysse has also worked in sculpture, installation art, and in the late 1960s, he experimented with video art. He has exhibited extensively in Europe, Japan, and the United States, and his works are included in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.