Jan Monclús

Lleida, Spain, 1987

The loop - 2023. Oil on Arches huile 300 gr cotton paper. 84.5 x 64.5 cm.
The dilemma - 2023. Oil on Arches huile 300 gr cotton paper. 84.5 x 64.5 cm.
The Cross - 2021. Ink and acrylic on 300 gr Hahnemühle paper. 72 x 61 inch.
Green - 2023. Oil on linen. 63.7 x 51.1 inch.
The perfect execution of a plan -2023. Oil on linen. 78.7 x 59 inch.
Display #1 - 2023. Oil on linen. 24 x 19.6 inch.
Yes, but. - 2023. Oil on linen. 78.7 x 78.7 inch.
The secret - 2022. Oil on linen. 8.6 x 13.7 inch.
Sunset - 2021. Oil on linen. 18.1 x 14.9 inch.
Shelter - 2021. Oil on linen. 31.5 x 27.5 inch.
Firewood - 2021. Oil on linen. 27.5 x 23.6 inch.
The dream - 2021. Oil on linen. 31.5 x 27.5 inch.
Bubble Talk - 2019. Oil on linen. 51.1 x 38.1 inch.
The message - 2017. Oil on linen. 51.1 x 38.1 inch.
The break - 2022. Oil on linen. 51.1 x 38.1 inch.
Pink - 2023. Oil on linen. 63.7 x 51.1 inch.
Blue - 2023. Oil on linen. 63.7 x 51.1 inch.


My work aims to explore the possibilities of figurative painting, starting from an interest in referential play and a marked inclination towards accidents in the creative process. This convergence leads to investigating new ways of understanding painting. Using error as a starting point implies developing a whole series of gestures between the absurd and the unproductive, which invite questioning of the act and the pictorial medium itself. I am interested in everything related to narratives of failure and the figure of the loser, as well as the use of humor as a resource when facing different issues in artistic practice.

In this search for new ways of understanding figurative painting – understood as referring to the idea of a referent – my interest has focused in recent years on generating a painting that dialogues and coexists with other disciplines while maintaining its plastic condition.


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I can see the palm trees. Sala Gòtica, Institut d’estudies Ilerdencs, Lleida, Spain, 2021
Bald before rich. Twin Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2019
Perdre abans que res. Curated by Pilar boner. Capella de Sant Roc, Spain, 2018
Let me die alone but please, film it (con Marc Badia) Curated by Jordi Antas. Fundació Arranz Bravo, Barcelona, Spain, 2017
Pauls, pools, flags and sausages. Galeria etHALL, Barcelona, Spain, 2017
Desdecirse (with Clara Sánchez Sala) Curated by Carlos Copertone. Galeria 6mas1, Madrid, Spain, 2016

La Terre est bleue comme une orange, Alzueta Gallery, Madrid, Spain (2023)
Lullabies, The Curators Room, Barcelona, Spain, 2022
Jumanji. Espositivo Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2019
Achipiélago, Former British Embassy building, Madrid, Spain, 2019
Panorama Open Call. Galeria Fran Reus, Palma, Spain, 2017
Venien de lluny. Piramidón Centre d’Art contemporani, Barcelona, Spain, 2017
Parc Natural. Curated by Frederic Montornés. Galeria Trama, Barcelona – 25th Anniversary ABC Cultural. Arco, Madrid, Spain, 2016
Artistas Residentes Nau Estruch. Campanar de Sant Fèlix, Sabadell, Spain, 2015
Saccejar la mirada. Sala d’Art Josep Bages, El Prat de Llobregat, Spain, 2014
Art<30BS, Sala Parés y Galeria Trama, Barcelona, Spain, 2014
Painting Scholarship Exhibition Palacio de Quintanar, Casa de la Alhóndiga, Segovia* – Artificialia.
Artificialia. Cyan Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, 2014
INterLandaje BCN:DDORF. Hangar Sala polivalent, Barcelona, Spain, 2014
BCN-Ausstellung. KUNST IM HAFEN, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2013
PictoBCN 2013. Hangar, Barcelona, Spain, 2013

SWAB Art Fair, 2022
AF-FAIR, 2018
Hybrid Art Fair, 2023
Biennal de Valls, 2015

Miquel Viladrich, 2021
Guasch Coranty International Painting Awards, 2019
Panorama Open call, 2017
Biennale de Valls (Selected), 2015
2nd Prize Segovia Painters Course, 2014
Art<30 (Selected), 2014
Pg Painting Contest Sant Joan (Accésit), 2012

Hangar Long-term Residency, Barcelona, 2018-2020
Castilla y León Artists Meeting, 2018
V Encounter of Young Artists, City of Culture. Santiago de Compostela, 2015
Resident Artist at Nau Estruch (June-December), Sabadell, 2015
Segovia Retired Painters Scholarship, 2014


    Selected Exhibitions


    Alzueta Gallery Madrid


    15/06/2023 to 01/07/2023

    3 UNDER 40

    Palau de Casavells


    09/09/2023 to 31/10/2023


    Alzueta Gallery Madrid


    30/11/2023 to 10/01/2024