Laurent Minguet
Texts and Artworks

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  • 60 x 60 cm

    Painted in acrylic on oak wood, whose grain gives it a natural dynamic, the subject is first drawn in pencil before being painted with a brush. The bright green circle is initially laid down and then painted over in minute detail to create an illusion of transparency.

    2 500,00 €
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  • 150 x 150 cm

    Welcome to karaoke (central sign). This large-scale work plunges us into the heart of the streets of Tokyo. Painted in acrylic on walnut wood, whose veining brings a natural dynamic, the subject is first drawn in pencil before being painted only with a brush. The orange drips are initially laid down, then painted over in minute detail to create an...

    14 000,00 €
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  • 76 x 76 cm

    The large yellow circle underlines a superb façade typical of the SoHo district and plunges us into this New York universe. Painted in acrylic on walnut wood, whose grain brings a natural dynamic, the subject is first drawn with a pencil before being painted only with a brush. The yellow circle is initially laid down, then repainted in minute detail to...

    3 500,00 €
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  • 76 x 76 cm

    The Loop is the aerial loop of the underground in the heart of Chicago, bounded by Lake Street, Wabash, Van Buren and Wells Street. L. Minguet immerses us in this fascinating city full of history. Painted in acrylic on walnut wood, whose grain gives a natural dynamic, the subject is first drawn in pencil before being painted with a brush. The red drips...

    3 200,00 €
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  • 51 x 105 cm

    3 700,00 €
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  • 104 x 75 cm

    L. Minguet plunges us into the heart of the fascinating and historic city of Chicago, where we can recognize the Loop, its famous aerial metro. Painted in acrylic on walnut wood, whose grain brings a natural dynamic, the subject is first drawn with a pencil before being painted with a brush. The orange drips are initially laid down, then painted over in...

    5 000,00 €
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  • 53 x 91 cm

    The Guggenheim, an iconic figure in New York, appears majestic and graphic between the wood grain. This silk-screen printing is carried out on a veneer of fine cherry wood. The grain of the natural wood is always different, so each copy is unique! Limited edition of 90 pieces, signed and numbered.

    650,00 €
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  • 60 x 60 cm

    Soho, Manhattan, ... an emblematic element of New York, the graphic aspect of the buildings' facades is magnificently enhanced by the blue flow of the sky. This silk-screen printing is carried out on a veneer of fine cherry wood. The grain of the natural wood is always different, so each copy is unique! Limited edition of 30 pieces, signed and numbered.

    650,00 €
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Laurent Minguet is a French multidisciplinary artist and designer, born in 1969 in Toulouse where he still lives and works.  

Advocate of acrylic on canvas since his younger days, he is an autodidact, teaching himself the art of brush painting while perfecting his hyperrealistic design style inspired by car “figures".

Since 1998, driven by his first extensive travelling, he has been focusing on the landscapes particularly characterized by hyperurbanization. The completion of this work required him to visit several megacities, from Paris to Sydney,  searching for the right photographic angle of any ordinary or iconic places. In his studio, he will first orderly draw them with a pen before refining them in something remarkable for its balance of contrasts through painting.


Laurent Minguet - Galerie de Francony


Since 2014, the substrates he uses such as walnut tree, cherrywood, oak tree, whether they are natural and raw, are valuable timber carefully selected so that their random veining strengthens the dynamic of a highly detailed unit. The precise and critical line crystallizes then for one moment the restlessness and the architectural intensity of his graphical composition. To «disrupt» the linearity of the fine wood, the artist is going to use monochrome acrylic in contrast to the exhibit’s photorealistic accuracy thereby revealing the force of his different interpretations. The continuous nature of the urban landscape recaptured with a brush gives the impression of a natural transparency and marks the work’s culmination.​​​​​​​

Text : Stéphane Gerbaulet  

Expositions personnelles // Solo shows  

2020 Urbanessence - Galerie Hors Ligne (Toulouse - Fr)
2019 Urbanessence - Galerie Artima (Paris - Fr)
2018 Wood City - Galerie Artima (Paris - Fr)
2018 Original - Trentotto (Toulouse - Fr)
2017 Wood City - Galerie Artima (Paris - Fr)
2016 Wood City - Galerie Artima (Paris - Fr)
2009 PolyVision - Galerie des Tropiques (Tahiti - French Polynesia)
2005 Ianoa - Galerie des Tropiques (Tahiti - French Polynesia)
2004 PremièresVisions - Galerie des Tropiques (Tahiti - French Polynesia)

Expositions collectives // Group shows
 
2021 Matières sublimées - Macadam Arts Galerie (Le Cannet)
2020 COSMOS - Galerie Artima (Paris)
2019 Carré Rouge - Grand Marché (Toulouse)
2019 Arts urbains/Regards croisés - Duo with street artist Soone - Galerie 3.1
2019 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong - With Galerie Artima (Hong Kong)
2019 La Box - Galerie Ephémère  (Toulouse - Fr)
2018 Winter show - Artima London (Londres - UK)
2017 Affordable Art Fair Battersea - With Galerie Artima (London - UK)
2017 Summer Show - Galerie Artima (Paris - Fr)
2017 Galerie ART-NOU - Duo with catalan sculptor Miguel Vila (Begur - Es)
2017 “Pigment” - Galerie Toison d’Or (Bruxelles - B)
2016 “L’esprit en la matière” - Galerie Toison d’Or (Bruxelles - B)
2016 “Collection particulière” - Galerie Artima (Paris - Fr)
2009 Summer show - Galerie des Tropiques (Tahiti - French Polynesia)
2005 “Protégeons l’environnement” - Polynesian parliament (Tahiti - French Polynesia)
2005 Summer show - Galerie des Tropiques (Tahiti - French Polynesia)
2004 Summer show - Galerie des Tropiques (Tahiti - French Polynesia)
1998 Vision Urbaine - Galerie Fabrice Galvani (Toulouse - Fr)
1995 “Iperrealismo automobilistico” - Galeria Travellia (Bergamo - It)