Quentin Monge’s Artistry Is Inspired By The Color Palette Of The French Riviera


Soothing hues, summer energy, and ethereal seascapes define the colorful work of French illustrator and artist Quentin Monge.

Monge is known for his range of figurative character paintings and beautifully composed patterns, which has led him to collaborations with esteemed clients such as Apple, The Guardian, Airbnb, Hermes, Playboy, Mercedes, to name a few. His artworks are influenced by artists such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and André Derain—a distinctively fluid and playful style which he reinterprets in a contemporary context. In his paintings, Quentin captures a fascinating world of sea life and summer relaxation, taking us on a visual journey through Monge’s own creative origins and growth as an artist. Directly inspired by his childhood days in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, in the south of France where he currently resides, his pictorial work is characterized by an harmonious scheme of shapes and soft color, with summer as its undisputed protagonist.

All images © Quentin Monge