Matthew Monahan - Contemporary Artists

Ad Infinitum

Ad Infinitum The Saatchi Gallery
 

Matthew Monahan

Ad Infinitum

2001
Charcoal on paper

305 x 163

Matthew Monahan’s Infinitum expands as a landscape of psychological space. Rendered in charcoal, Monahan uses the velvety medium to it’s full potential: dark crevices recede into deadened abyss, grainy textures suggest distant forms in mist, and light appears to radiate from within the ground through a process of reductive drawing. Traversed by tiny figures, spindly and strange, Monahan suggests a barren wilderness of primordial drive, reflective of emotional sub-conscience.
 
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