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Julien des Monstiers

Julien des Monstiers - Publisher Galerie Christophe Gaillard / Martin de Halleux - Ouvrage relié - 160 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2024

The first major monograph devoted to the French painter Julien des Monstiers, published to coincide with the presentation of his work in two major exhibitions, one at the Château de Chambort and the other at the Suquet des Artistes in Cannes.

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Model 9782490393374
Artist Julien des Monstiers
Author Avec les contributions de Yannick Mercoyrol, Grégory Chatonsky, Hannah Baudet, Elora Weill-Engerer, Mériam Korichi, Catherine Wermester. Entretien Julien des Monstiers / Gilles Barbier
Publisher Galerie Christophe Gaillard / Martin de Halleux
Format Ouvrage relié
Number of pages 160
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 287 x 216
Published 2024
Museum Château de Chambort

Exhibition Catalogue Julien des Monstiers, presented at the Château de Chambort (25 May - 3 November 2024) and at the Suquet des artistes, Cannes (11 May - 22 September 2024).

For Julien des Monstiers, each painting constitutes a whole whose different ways of doing things are understood by a whole that gives them their meaning. A holistic painting, which cannot be reduced to the sum of its parts and which eludes any pre-established definition.

Forms and gestures borrowed, without any hierarchy, from the great narratives of the medium, but also from the history of its motifs, that of hunting scenes, floral decorations and tapestries.

A work painted on canvas or wood, on the floor or on the wall, as required, in a constant back and forth. Prints by transfer, as he always does, but also precise gestures, slow or fast, made with brushes, of course, but also with various tools.

Everything is up for grabs for the artist, who sees the frame as an object on which to build his own territory, using borrowings and inventions.

Born in Limoges in 1983, Julien des Monstiers is a French painter who lives and works between Faye-la-Vineuse (Indre-et-Loire) and Paris. He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2008 (Jean-Michel Alberola's studio).

Delicate to put in place, the "Swiss-style" binding allows you to open the book fully and take full advantage of the double-page images.

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