Matthew Monahan

Untitled (Blue Mask)

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Untitled (Blue Mask)
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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