Ian Monroe - Contemporary Artists

Cumulus

Cumulus The Saatchi Gallery
 

Ian Monroe

Cumulus

2003
mixed media on vinyl

210 x 360 cm

Monroe takes the virtue out of painting, replacing paint with collaged materials ranging from paper, vinyl, carpet, and linoleum. Through this construction process Monroe lends a sense of solidity to his image, literally building a space which isn’t there. It’s a way of cheating at image-making: readymade colour fields fill in his hand-drawn pattern, creating a painting without rendering.
 
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