Born in 1983 in France, Julien Des Monstiers studied at the renowned Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he trained under Jean-Michel Alberola. Julien is a young artist, who despite his age, is widely acknowledged among the Parisian artistic scene. He is also the winner of the Antoine Marin Painting Prize in 2015.


Julien plays around with colour, texture, concepts and a forgotten artistic savoir faire, in the hope of placing art in a place where it had once been. He pushes the boundaries between fine and applied art and has radicalised his approach in recent years, focusing on the concept of tautology in painting. His paintings are, by nature, two-dimensional, but the artist nonetheless seeks to illustrate depth, layers, textures, and folds.


Julien des Monstiers’s work was featured in several exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Galerie Christophe Gaillard. He now lives and works in Paris.


Solo Exhibitions

2021     Flowa Powa, Cuturi Gallery, Singapore

2020     Fantomes, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France

2018     September, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France

              Maison des Arts, Arcueil, France

2017     Les Rêves Des Autres, Yishu8, Beijing, China

2016     A l'ombre des météorites, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France

2015     - In Between -, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France

              Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Créteil, France

2014     Surfaces Monstres/Monstres Des Surfaces, Musée Bernard Boesch, La Baule /                Le Pouliguen, France

2013     Supporter La Surface, Galerie Eric Mircher, Paris, France

2009     Les Chroniques Du Pole, Galerie Isabelle Gounod, Paris, France


Group Exhibitions

2020     In Full Bloom, Cuturi Gallery, Singapore

2020     Baggage Cabine, Kogo Gallery, Singapore

2019     Paris Peinture Plus, Galerie Slika, Lyon, France

2017     «Morceaux choisis» - a collective and multi-curated exhibition, Bubenberg, 

              Paris, France

              J'ai 10 ans !, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France

2017     Artissima, Torino, Italy

              Independent Brussels, Belgium

              Fantômes, Paris, France

2016     Le Temps De L'audace Et De L'engagement - De Leur Temps (5), institut d'art

              contemporain association pour la diffusion internationale de l'art français                        (adiaf), Paris, France

2015     Crossover, Galerie ObRose, Paris, France

              Prix Marin, Galerie Municipale Julio Gonzalez, Arcueil, France

              Engagements: Collectionner, Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, France

2014     Free Wheels, Galerie Obrose, YIA Art Fair, Paris, France

              Arte Video Night, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

              Celsius/ Paris Minimenta, Galerie Bertrand Baraudou, Paris, France

2013     Salon Jeune Creation, Galerie Jeune Création, Paris, France

2011     Drawing Now, Galerie Isabelle Gounod Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

2010     Editions Pénible, group show of original "stickers", Galerie Mycroft, Paris, 


2009     Docks Art Fair, Galerie Isabelle Gounod, Lyon, France

2008     Show Off, Galerie Isabelle Gounod, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France