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Artist-Nicolas Jonval

I am introduced to many artists and each one has their own special cachet. With regards to the contemporary artist Nicolas Jonval, I could only describe him as existing 'out-of-the-box'. His style is so unique that there is no place for him in the box. Nicolas deserves to be in an environment where his work can glow from above and in his own right he accomplishes great things where there are no boundaries and no restrictions. Nicolas is enthusiastic with his use of colour and the result is outstanding and takes you on a journey beyond realism. This is an artist on a mission. The subject of some of his pieces are dark but because they are bright, they are captivating, almost as if he wishes to toy with your emotions - not mockingly but to test and stretch your imagination beyond your wildest dreams. Once you are embraced you can realise the profound meaning that Nicolas's work portrays. There's an air of deception but certainly not of disappointment.

The surprise is that Nicolas Jonval creates his art by fusing photography with painting... It may be a world of fantasy and of confusion but it is 'a point of view' and to respect comes admiration and then appreciation and an understanding that in life all is not what it may first seem to be... To explore is to discover...

These dynamic paintings have been exhibited all over the South of France, Berlin, Switzerland, Holland and the USA.


You too can enter a new dimension by visiting his exhibition at Chez Felix, 63, Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, until 4th July 2011.

Sunday, 29 May 2011    Section: People and Places
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