David Monllor - Forgotten Soul by Florian Krause

David Monllor

Urban Art, Graffiti

December 24, 2014

David Monllor is a Swiss artist born in 1987 in the Swiss canton Aargau, as a son of an Italian mother and a Spanish father.

He discovered his passion and fascination for portraiture and painting in his childhood. At the age of 12 he encountered for the first time the subculture of graffiti that deeply influenced him. As a self-taught artist David Monllor developed his own techniques with the spray can right up to the ultimate perfection. Hyper-realistic portraits have become his trademark, and his connections within the Urban Art scene enabled him to travel frequently and create walls domestically and abroad.

In search of new ways of expression he has discovered his fascination for oil painting in the last years. His current works range from meticulously elaborate photo-realistic paintings and abstracted portraits that decompose explosively and through the commotion create a completely new aesthetic in the eye of the beholder.

David held solo, and was included in various group exhibitions like Style needs no color, Gruppenausstellung, Pretty Portal Gallery, Düsseldorf in 2010, Stroke.04 Urban Artfair, Munich in 2011, Artaq, Gruppenausstellung, Paris in 2011, Industrie9, Gruppenausstellung, Regensdorf in 2012, All City Style, Gruppenausstellung, Soldout Gallery, Bochum in 2012, Brush Magazine, Europaallee, Zürich in 2013, Invasion, Gruppenausstellung, E-Werk Freiburg in 2013, Face Off, Gruppenausstellung, Prettyportal Gallery in 2013, Somewhere In Between, Einzelausstellung, Galerie Artlane, Klagenfurt in 2013, Stroke Urban Artfair, Munich in 2013, In Your Face, F16 Kunsthalle im Riedingerpark, Augsburg in 2013, Grafik 13, Maag Halle, Zürich in 2013.

David Monllor still lives and works in Switzerland.