Join us in celebrating Prolific French illustrator Stan Manoukian in his first solo show at Gallery Nucleus. The show will feature a menagerie of new drawings and paintings from his latest publications as well as never before seen works. We will be featuring his books in our shop and some new surprises as well.
OPENING RECEPTION (Saturday, September 19th):
There will be an opening reception from 6 - 9pm.
Only 15 people will be admitted into the STORE at a time.
Only 30 people will be admitted into the GALLERY at a time.
An RSVP will be required to attend the opening reception - sign up HERE
Born in 1969, Paris, France, Stan Manoukian is a veteran illustrator working in the comic book industry in France and the U.S and as a designer and storyboard artist for movies and commercials. In 1988, after he graduated from the Estienne Art School, he started to work in France and the United States as a cartoonist, designer and storyboarder for the movie industry and in advertising.
In 2007, Manoukian issued himself an artistic challenge: draw one monster a day for one year. This larger scale initiative gave birth to the book called Diary of Inhuman Species, published by Ankama the following year. Since then, the exploration of his phantasmagoric world pushes him towards bigger and more ambitious projects, testing diverse techniques in both drawing and sculpture.
He belongs to the worldwide generation of post lowbrow artists. With his increasingly detailed content, abounding with dreamlike creatures, his work harkens to the romantic paintings from the nineteenth century. Hismenagerie is composed of creatures both extraterrestrial and from the deepest abysses on Earth, thereby transporting the viewer to a fantastic and surrealistic world, where nature is omnipresent.
Heir of Gustave Doré, Franklin Booth, and Bernie Wrightson, Stan Manoukian refines a unique visual scripture through hatching and dimming, which employs ink or graphite to mimican engraving.Currently, his works areinternationally recognized and have been displayed in several exhibitions and books in the USA, Japan, Australia, France and Europe.