Matthew Monahan - Contemporary Artists

Untitled (Red Face)

Untitled (Red Face) The Saatchi Gallery
 

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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