François Bonnel is a French minimalist artist influenced by Amercian post-war painters.
François Bonnel is an abstract artist currently living and working in Toulouse, France. After 25 years as an advertising executive, he devoted himself to art and photography in 2018. François Bonnel creates art in an improvisational way, exploring various techniques and media in the process, often using digital media, photography and collage techniques. The passionate joy of art is evident everywhere in his work, where the frankness and simplicity of line, shape, and color dissipate the message, freeing and purely unleashing his passion for art. His works are in the permanent collections of the Harvard Art Museum, Louis Vuitton (New York),  L’Oréal,  and Longchamp.
François Bonnel believes that "painting is a pure pleasure, I do not paint to transmit a message or a philosophy, it is almost a selfish act". Inspired mostly by his daily environment and the music he listens to, musicality is often embedded in his works, forming a unique personal painting language that expresses personal emotional memories through elements such as shape, color, line, and space. The blank geometric blocks in his works are contrasted with other brightly colored blocks, and the delicate lines and blocks of color form a sharp contrast, soothing and positive emotions are transformed through the overlapping of colors and lines.
Drew Aaron (Art collector)


Art Miami (USA) 05-10 Dec 2023 (with Macadam Gallery)
Bluerider Art London-Mayfair (United Kingdom). Exhibition « HOMELAND UNIVERSE » 9 September – 5 November, 2023
Macadam Gallery Brussels (Belgium) 07 Juillet / 13 Aout. Collective Exhibition « SUMMER MEMORIES » ( David Moreno, Patrik Grijalvo, Esmael Bahrani and Andrzej Urbanski )
Art Shanghai ( China) « Wild Grass » (with Bluerider Gallery)
Cheryl Hazan Gallery New York (USA) – Solo Show 19 Mai – 30 Juin 2023
AAF Brussels (Belgium) 08-12 Fev 2023


Bluerider (Taiwan ) – ART Taipei Octobre 2022
Gallery Lanoue Boston (USA) – Solo Show « C’est Comme Ça »- 24 Juin / 31 Août 2022
Macadam Gallery Brussels (Belgium) 23 Avr / 15 Mai Collective exhibition « UNEARTHLY »
Cheryl Hazan Gallery New York (USA) – Group Show- « Out There » 22 Avril 2022
Macadam Gallery Brussels (Belgium) – Solo Show « Intersection »- 16 Feb 2022


Kol Art Gallery (with Geraldine Kol) -The Hague- (NL) Dec 2021
Roman Sviridov Gallery  (Group Show )  – Milano –  (Italy) Nov 2021
Gallery Lanoue – Boston – (USA) 02 July- 15 August 2021
Lille ArtUp  (France) 24-27 June
Macadam Gallery Brussels (Belgium) March 2021


Piermarq Gallery Sydney (Australia) 26 Nov-13 Dec https://www.piermarq.com.au/exhibitions/
New real/unreal show « Round 4 » Copenhagen  (Denmark)
Virtual show curated by Evan Trine @evanpaultrine – Peter Ibsen @pibsen
Artists included:
@adrianaltintas @lukediiorio @ethan_cook @mariehazard @meike_legler @matthewfeyld
KunStrai Amsterdam (NL) December 2020
Gallery Red -Palma de Mallorque- (Espagne) Juillet 2020
Lille ArtUp 05 au 08 Mars 2020
Miami Art Fair (US) with Boccara Rugs Dec 2020
Galerie Sans ( Toulouse) 4 Nov  2019- 04 Janv 2020