IVAN De MONBRISON was born in Paris in 1969 from a French Protestant father and an Egyptian Muslim mother, both mixed with Jewish origins. His interest in art can be linked to a very liberal artistic education, where African and Ocenian arts were in the center of his interests. This left him with a desire to pursue the question of what art meant in the old days, and how can this be dealt with in our modern and absurd world of thriving technology.
Is art religious? Thus In which way can in it still be in a non-sacralized world? Chasing the human figure in a distorted way, like Bacon and Giacometti did in the past, has appeared for him the best way for this non-religious "spiritual " quest. It has apperead to get even more important as art has tended to become nowdays more and more similar to publicity, and fashion.
Ivan's works have been shown in the recent years in various countries.