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Nicolas Monjo

France Born in: 1975 Emerging artists

Born in Lot et Garonne in 1975, Nicolas Monjo is a talented self-taught painter who today lives and works near Angouleme. Preferring the solitude of his studio to social events, he often leaves it to others to dissect and decipher his works.

He discovered painting at the age of 20 and from then on has worked to developed a unique, highly poetic style. He plays with the laws of chemistry on his canvases, mixing acrylics and oils to create pronounced reliefs, whilst his signature preference for greys and blues makes his works instantly recognisable.   

The themes tackled by the artists reveal a lucid and personal vision of his subjects, usually everyday objects and scenes which recur as frequently on his canvases as they do in day to day life. Monjo reveals touches of himself through his paintings, depicting his experiences of living in a hard, cold world where the laws of the jungle prevail. He strives, and achieves with brilliance, to make the viewer aware of the fragility of the human condition, which seems to haunt his subjects. The men and women are figuratively and literally enclosed in the frame, reminding the spectator of their inability to liberate themselves from their mundane lives. 

Sometimes resembling the curvaceous figures found in the works of Fernand Léger, the characters in Monjo's pieces are often accompanied by dogs, cats, even fish, and are depicted in strange, contorted positions. His preference for flexible models allowed ten people at once to squeeze themselves into a tiny car for one memorable piece. 

Monjo's latest works are fantastical, almost surrealist in nature, but contain many of his traditional motifs likes hearts and guitars, as well as bottles, plates, forks, and abandoned glasses. Objects which grace the everyday life of the artist are captured and presented for the delight of the spectator. 

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In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Qui vont sur l'eau, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Qui vont sur l'eau, 2020
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 600

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Sans titre B.0.1.7, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Sans titre B.0.1.7, 2020
97 x 130 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,800

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Sans titre B019, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Sans titre B019, 2020
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,600

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Sans titre 7.0.8, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Sans titre 7.0.8, 2019
130 x 97 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,800

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Sans titre 7.0.6, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Sans titre 7.0.6, 2019
89 x 116 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,600

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Première classe, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Première classe, 2019
80 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,450

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Carré VIP, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Carré VIP, 2018
116 x 89 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,600

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, L'alignement des azimuts, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

L'alignement des azimuts, 2020
140 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 2,300

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Balnéothérapie, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Balnéothérapie, 2020
120 x 160 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 2,500

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Porte close, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Porte close, 2020
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,200

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Les évadés, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Les évadés, 2020
89 x 116 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,600

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Avant l'impact, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Avant l'impact, 2020
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,600

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, La vie de château, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

La vie de château, 2020
130 x 97 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,800

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Sans titre B.0.1.8, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Sans titre B.0.1.8, 2020
97 x 130 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,800

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Avant que tout ne s'éffondre, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Avant que tout ne s'éffondre, 2020
100 x 81 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,450

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Balnéothérapie, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Balnéothérapie, 2020
140 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 2,300

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Mer calme à peu agitée, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Mer calme à peu agitée, 2020
73 x 116 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,500

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Porte ouverte, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Porte ouverte, 2019
146 x 114 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 2,300

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Espace réduit, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Espace réduit, 2020
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,200

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Repli, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Repli, 2020
146 x 114 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 2,300

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Des failles et du champagne, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Des failles et du champagne, 2019
150 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 2,200

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Les porteurs, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Les porteurs, 2019
146 x 114 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 2,300

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Rodéo, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Rodéo, 2019
130 x 97 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,800

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, La promenade, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

La promenade, 2019
116 x 89 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,600

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Insomnie, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Insomnie, 2013
80 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

€ 1,300

In time for Christmas
Nicolas Monjo, Sans titre, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Sans titre, 2019
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 1,200

Nicolas Monjo, Quand la ville dort, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Quand la ville dort, 2020
100 x 81 x 2 cm
Painting

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