A dreamlike universe mixing the true and the false.

François Avons declares to be a figurative-abstractionist, a subjective-surrealist. His art is always a mix between true and false, grand-guignolesque black humour and meaningful messages.

He likes to play with your senses and feelings using non-reality subjects, humour, transposition, ambiguity and still-life deception.

His art try to create an atmosphere, an emotional shock, a bridge between the objective and the subjective world. His paintings express his attraction for the strangeness, mysteriousness and the magical side of things. His paintings are untouchable, unreal but still there.

"What you see is not what you think"

François Avons

An artist who has an intimate and mystical relationship with nature

It took him years to develop a unique recycling technique, wherein he restores wooden doors destined to be thrown away as the support for its paintings.

Through this process, he is able to give new life and purpose to materials that would otherwise be discarded, while also providing an sensitive and meaningful medium for its art.

His work is often inspired by nature and human behaviours, and seek to convey the beauty and fragility of our natural environment.

Through its art, he seeks to move people and encourage them to respect and protect our planet, as well as to foster a deeper connection to nature.

A playful and mysterious artist, enamored for kindness and surrealist poetry.

François AVONS studied a the Institute of Visual Arts in Orléans, France. After graduating, he develops his first surrealist collection and exhibit in various places and galeries in France. He used his drawing skills to develop his own graphic design studio and worked for most prestigious french brands including Givenchy, L'Oréal and French government.

Most recently, he created his own art workshop in Courtenay - Les Ateliers de La Cléry - and teaches paintings, sculptures technics to hundreds of students.

He currently lives and works in Burgundy, France and still exhibit his artwork.

Each painting has its own meaning and hidden details. I like to watch people reactions and interpretations.

François Avons