Matthew Monahan

Untitled (Red Figure)

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Untitled (Red Figure)
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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