Matthew Monahan - Contemporary Artists

Untitled (Blue Mask)

Untitled (Blue Mask) The Saatchi Gallery
 

Matthew Monahan

Untitled (Blue Mask)

2002
Plastic coated fabric and paper

56 x 48.2 x 44.4 cm

Echoing the modernist’s engagement with ‘Primitivism’, Matthew Monahan’s Untitled (Blue Mask) reflects a contemporary fascination with exotica. Made from paper and fabric coated in plastic, Monahan’s crumpled mask suggests a creature that’s both archaic and industrial. Smothered within a rubbery skin, Monahan’s sculpture exudes a seductive tactility, merging the ritualistic and sexual connotations of fetish in a bizarre space-age artefact.
 
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