Nico Pearleyes

About me

I’m Nico Pearleyes, a visual artist and graphic designer based in Saint-Denis, in the Paris area, France.

I’m available to work and collaborate on various projects. Feel free to contact me on social medias or send me a message in the get in touch section if you have any request. I’d be glad to exchange with you!

Also I am interested with environmental issues.They deserve a better exposure to the public and I believe visual arts can contribute a lot here. So if you have any project related to human ecology, environmental health, sustainability, biodiversity, or even anthropology, please contact me.


Selected artist for Ilustrofest 5th Edition,
illustration festival and outdoor exhibition
Curated by Aha Magazin
July 2023, Belgrade Serbia

Published artist in the Orange Book Vol. 1, curated by
January 2023, USA.
Orange Book Vol. 1 – art journal (

“Power in Number” Exhibition, Gallery Nucleus, group show.
Sep. 2022, Alhambra, California.
Artist – Nico Pearleyes – Nucleus | Art Gallery and Store (

Selected artist for Ilustrofest 4th Edition, illustration festival and outdoor exhibition
curated by Aha Magazin.
July 2022, Belgrade, Serbia.

“Artrepreneur: curated”, Gallery Equity, group show.
March 2022, New York.

Honorable Mention for the best book cover, contest organized by
November 2021, international.

Artist Statement


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes..”
Starting from this idea of Marcel Proust, I paint with new eyes and reinvent shapes and atmospheres. These new eyes produce images that seem taken from parallel worlds. The subjects of my paintings are often usual but play with modes of representation and question the concept of otherness. They bring out feelings of the unknown. Drawing inspiration on traditional arts, science-fiction or esotericism, the result is paradoxical: to discover the world with new eyes, one can first imagine it on paper, by creating images that imbue us with unfamiliar ideas, feelings and perspectives.

This process originates from a questioning on the nature of reality and what makes reality intelligible and “known”. For, while the real voyage of discovery comes from our outlook, our experience of things is shapeable. As a scientist who, by reflecting in new ways, reveals hidden aspects of reality, we, artists or humans, are completely free to model the “known”, not the things in themselves, but their meaning and our experience of them.

Clients include EfficientIP, Seculabs, Dessert Monde, Online France, Association France Handicap, Sésâme, Evian Sport Tennis de Table, etc.