Location: Los Angeles (US)
Matthew Monahan uses materials like paper to create decidedly human and vulnerable sculptures. All of the artist’s practice uses a variety of materials. What shines through in each of his works is his penchant for transmitting people in unexpected ways.
Recognized for his mastery of traditional and industrial materials, Monahan’s new works reflect a physical and mental showdown with the history of figuration. Monahan goes beyond the individual icon. Populating his works with unruly masses and subjecting his characters to an insoluble struggle. Rendered mainly in black and white. The viewer is forced to zoom in and out on a pixelated optical field. Where sculpture and painting overlap and merge.