André Monet - Lange, 2019 (detail)

Andre Monet / André Monet

Pop Art

November 6, 2020

André Monet is a Canadian contemporary artist widely known and recognized for portraying pop icons of our time in expressive and large formats. Inspired by cinema, photography, music and literature, he has explored various mediums such as mosaic, collage and acrylics. Monet is arguably best known for portraits, where he blends collage of old newspapers and books, painting, and varnishing, recreating the traits of his subjects with such precision that his audience think his pieces are photographs when looking from a distance, only to be amazed by the quantity and quality of details when observing closely. As a recognition of his talent and success, he was recently appointed to do the portrait of the century, Prince William and Kate Middleton, in celebration of their coming love unification.

Featured image: André Monet - Lange, 2019 (detail). Plexi mounted under acrylic glass. 36 × 48 × 3 in. 91.4 × 121.9 × 7.6 cm. Edition of 50. This is part of a limited edition set. Photo courtesy Whistler Contemporary