Manuel Dampeyroux is a critically acclaimed painter based in Montpellier, France. He currently serves as a professor of drawing and has exhibited his work throughout France and internationally. Dampeyroux’s artwork is inspired by the techniques of the Dutch Golden Century painters and the aesthetics of New Hollywood. In Dampeyroux’s oil paintings, the artist combines realistic figurative images with the uncanny in order to dissect the psyche of both the subject and the viewer. The subjects of his paintings serve as vehicles to explore psychology, silence, and emotion, captured in a moment of human stillness.