Growing up in the south of France, artist Quentin Monge’s childhood was shaped by the sea, his simple sand drawings blooming into punchy digital illustrations that have graced editorial and advertising campaigns for clients like Apple, Airbnb, Hermes, Mercedes, The Guardian and more.
Brimming with solid colors and bold graphic shapes, his illustrations are the quintessence of eternal summers, able to summon memories of lazy afternoons or the sound of crashing waves at a single glance. Catchy patterns and minimalist characters feature prominently in his work, infused with the deep blues of the ocean and the warm browns of summer tans. He is constantly evolving in his creative journey, pinning down his ideas in the form of paintings, sculptures or digital art. And while we catch glimpses of inspiration from artists such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and André Derain in his work, the dominating influence of his seaside upbringing is never far behind, shaping his canvases into a world that is poignantly, completely, and unmistakably his own.
Images © Quentin Monge / with permission