Nicolas Maureau lives and works in Toulouse. He graduated the Ecole Supérieure d’art of Britanny in Rennes. In 2009 turns to figuration and realises his first personal exhibit.
In 2010 he won the ArToulouse special prize of the jury. In 2011 the series Noli Me Tangere was exhibited by the Sainte Catherine Gallery at the Paraire de Rodez Chapel. In 2012 Le Recours au Mythe was présented at the Théâtre Alizé durign the Festival of Avignon. His works are in multiple private collections and were published in The Art of Men in 2016 (USA) among others.
Since 2014 Nicolas Maureau is represented by the Elizabeth Couturier Galery. Mise Au Noir, his first personal exhibit in Lyon was followed by the Care Artsper exhibit in the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and Start Strasbourg in 2015. In 2016 the series Scènes de Genre was présented in the Elizabeth Couturier galery.
Nicolas Maureau works series after series : Victimes Martyrs Héros, Noli Me Tangere, Scènes de Genre, Tableaux de Chasse, Mystiques. The paintings of a same series respond to each other, functioning like the lexical field of a theme. The narration that the titles suggest is secondary, they would rather operate as cultural hints than as a perusal assistance. A flat tint fills the background, it occults all decoration and contours the bodies, the subjects are thus placed in a common space and focus the attention on them. The figures, the postures and the clothes are then brought out, as many constituting elements of a gender identity. In Tableaux de chasse he invokes the mythological and biblical hunters, which is an occasion for him to confront the human form, omnipresent in his paintings, to the diversity of the animal forms. There he represents our relation with the other living beings, our bodies, and our animality. He evokes the vision that we have elaborated of our place in the world and in nature through time by reusing the myths.
Beaux-Arts Magazine juin 2014
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Exposition TABLEAUX DE CHASSE. Format A5. Novembre 2019 (Galerie Elizabeth Couturier).
Exposition SCENES DE GENRE. Format A5. Octobre 2017 (Galerie Elizabeth Couturier).
Exposition MISE AU NOIR. Format A5. Mai 2015 (Galerie Elizabeth Couturier).