Matthew Monahan

Untitled (Red Face)

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Untitled (Red Face)
Matthew Monahan
Untitled (Red Face)
1997
oil on paper
99 x 100
Mapped out in thick red oil paint, Matthew Monahan’s Red Face is alluring and ominous. Delineating his form through heavy-handed contours, colour bleeds and spills like surgically exposed sinew or ritual dissection. Alluding to tattoos, diagrams, tribal face painting, and geological strata’s, Monahan’s Red Face looms larger than life, tempting with the voodoo seduction of the unknown.

     
 


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