Emmanuel Monzies

Emmanuel Monzies

Engraver
36 exhibitions / 60 artworks available / 30 artworks sold
Biography : Being an Artist came slowly: Emmanuel Monzies had always felt a creative dynamic in him, but he had to find some kind of inner energy to let it emerge. It happened with a few watercolors painted in Venice. This series released him and made him enter in a new phase that proved to be very original and productive especially with his latest monotypes where the imprint of the plant becomes abstraction. Since then, he has been exhibiting in solo and group shows in France, United States, Canada, Argentina, South Korea, Spain, Italy, Dubai and many other countries.
He already has several commitments to come, especially for Douro Biennial which is one of the international reference exhibitions for engraving.
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Artistic Statement : Emmanuel Monziès is transposing living material like plants and bodies on paper or on canvas with a predilection for monotypes.This complex living world we neglect, if not destroy, is revealed by shadows, imprints and drawings. “Printing life” is becoming the common thread of his Artworks.
Rebel Plants is one of his latest exhibitions. These monotypes transform imprint of plants into abstraction. The printing plate is reused several times with additional inking and drawings which creates an intriguing complexity from successive compositions.
Single Pose was an exhibition a few years ago with a unique model painted with the same point of view. Acrylics, etchings, inks and watercolors were medium used to explore this single pose. Each Artwork became a piece in a chain link which questions us about perception.
The tree has also been a research theme in recent months with the exploration of tortured forms of trunks and branches using various techniques such as ink, watercolor or monotype.
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