Matthew Monahan - Contemporary Artists

Untitled (Red Figure)

Untitled (Red Figure) The Saatchi Gallery
 

Matthew Monahan

Untitled (Red Figure)

2000
mixed media on paper

169 x 76

Matthew Monahan’s Untitled exposes his conception of the body in sculptural terms. Engineering a figure as a plan of interlocking shapes, Monahan contemplates the essence of representation and construction: dissecting the body’s proportion into mathematically precise components, its fractured form reminiscent of the process of folding in his 3 dimensional works. Through this dehumanised treatment, Monahan’s figure takes on chilling effect. Painted red, his figure is visceral and mechanical, futuristic and primal, relating both exoticism and menace.
 
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