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Canyon Recreated
Ian Monroe
Canyon Recreated


Mixed media on paper

274 x 449 cm
Canyon Recreated is a sculptor’s version of landscape painting; an imaginary place where the architecture of the space is literally amplified through the mountains of speakers. Monroe takes the virtue out of painting, replacing paint with collaged materials ranging from paper, vinyl, carpet, and linoleum. Through this construction process Monroe lends a sense of solidity to his image, literally building a space which isn’t there. It’s a way of cheating at image-making: readymade colour fields fill in his hand-drawn pattern, creating a painting without rendering.
Ian Monroe


mixed media on vinyl

210 x 360 cm
Monroe takes the virtue out of painting, replacing paint with collaged materials ranging from paper, vinyl, carpet, and linoleum. Through this construction process Monroe lends a sense of solidity to his image, literally building a space which isn’t there. It’s a way of cheating at image-making: readymade colour fields fill in his hand-drawn pattern, creating a painting without rendering.
Ian Monroe


Vinyl on steel

250 x 475
In the work of Ian Monroe architectonic space is brought to the foreground, the surface of the work and the materials of its making are given prominence. The artist investigates the nature of idealised space: the showroom, the corporate office atrium, the church, and the hyper real environments of science fiction and computer games. All these spaces cater to, or project onto us, specific desires or lifestyles that maintain certain kinds of collective social myths.
Ian Monroe


Vinyl on steel

300 x 520 cm
The confrontational scale of Ian Monroe’s work bats the viewer back and forth between experiential space and the impenetrable surface, describing forms that lie parallel to the picture frame, and placing Monroe’s collages somewhere between painting and sculpture.

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Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Markus Amm    Helene Appel    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Diann Bauer    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Katherine Bernhardt    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Gabriella Boyd    Sarah Braman    Matti Braun    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    David Brooks    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Peter Linde Busk    Pierre Carreau    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Inez de Coo    Jessica Craig-Martin    Ana Cvorovic    Nathan Cash Davidson    Ian Davis    Nicholas Dedics    Tomory Dodge    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    David Ellis    Annabel Emson    Ayan Farah    Carlos Noronha Feio    Dee Ferris    Luc Fuller    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    No√©mie Goudal    Elias Hansen    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Richard H√∂glund    Kati Heck    Valerie Hegarty    David Herbert    Patrick Hill    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    David Humphrey    Elliot Hundley    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Merlin James    Tillman Kaiser    Alice K√∂nitz    Scott King    John Korner    Rannva Kunoy    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    Andrea Lehmann    Dale Lewis    Juliette Losq    Christina Mackie    Jill Mason    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Lucy McKenzie    Jill McKnight    Martin McMurray    Turay Mederic    Robert Melee    Aleksandra Mir    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Yasumasa Morimura    Luisa Mota    Nick Nowicki    William J. O'Brien    Matt O'dell    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Marius Pfannenstiel    Benedetto Pietromarchi    Alejandra Prieto    Arthur Prior    Laure Prouvost    Max Prus    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Jessica Sanders    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Lara Schnitger    Maaike Schoorel    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Macrae Semans    Conrad Shawcross    Jamie Shovlin    Agathe Snow    Renee So    Anne Speier    Jeni Spota    Martina Steckholzer    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Nobuko Tsuchiya    Marianne Vitale    Caroline Walker    John Wallbank    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Alexi Williams    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers    Jonas Wood    Joel Wyllie     Yeesookyung    Haeri Yoo

Ian Monroe's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1972, Cooperstown, New York, USA
Lives and works in London


St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

NO-STOP-CITY, Galeria Casado Santa Pau, Madrid

The Instantaneous Everything, Haunch of Venison, Berlin

Planit, Haunch of Venison, London

All Possibilities Are Visible But Unknown, Upstairs Berlin

Ian Monroe, Haunch of Venison, Z√ľrich
They Built Upon It, Haunch of Venison London

Ian Monroe, Hammer Sidi Gallery, London


Marienbad Palace, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland
Description Without Place, Galerie M√łller Witt, Aarhus, Denmark
Dawnbreakers, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Terminator, Camberwell College of Art, London

On The Line, Crimes Town Contemporary Art, London, UK
Metro-Land, 50 London Artists, Merriscourt, Oxfordshire, UK
Straylight Cavern, Cell Projects, London, UK
Hypersurface FX, Margini Arte Contemporanea, Massa, Italy

Parallax, Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK
Straylight Cavern, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Dundee,
curated by Cell Projects
Take Me There - Show Me The Way, Haunch of Venison, New York, USA. Curated by
Michael Rooks
Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks; Recent Developments in Painting, Den Frie
Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
HyperSurface, OVADA, Oxford, UK
Schil/Ders, De Constant Rebecqueplein (DCR), The Hague, Netherlands
HyperSurface, Rod Barton Invites, London

Design for Living, Initial Access, Wolverhampton, England
Raumwelten, Kunsthalle Arnstadt, Arnstadt, Germany.
Existencias, Museo De Arte Contemporaneo De Castilla Y Leon, Spain
Odd Spaces, Galerie M√łller Witt, Aarhus, Denmark

Slider, Cell Projects, London, England
Recent Acquisitions, Hamburger Banhof, Berlin, Germnay
The City is Not a Tree, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Slider, Cell Projects, London, UK

Utopian Architecture, Upstairs Berlin, Germany
The Marx Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Ian Monroe and Emma Stibbon: Utopian Architecture, Upstairs Berlin, Germany
Infrastructure, Studio Voltaire, London
Winterzauber, Upstairs Berlin, Germany

Edge of the Real, Whitechapel, London, UK
Selected Sculpture, MW Projects, London, UK
Cinderella, Trailer Projects, London, UK
Contra Pop, Vamiali’s Gallery, Athens, Greece

Bag Lady, Cell Projects, London, UK
Reduced, Century Gallery, London
Debris, Martinez Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Godzilla, Trailer Projects, London, UK
Saatchi Gallery, County Hall, London, UK
The Queen Mum Show, One in the Other Gallery, London, UK
Chockerfuckinblocked, Jeffery Charles Gallery, London, UK
RSVP, 5 Cork Street, London, UK

Present, Hammer Sidi Gallery, London, UK
The Way to Happiness, VTO Gallery, London, UK
Trailer Presents, Guns and Roses, Trailer Projects, London, UK
Lend us £100m, 21 Dingley Road, London, UK

Art Below Zero, Notting Hill Arts Club, London, UK

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, USA

Imminent Impact, The Colony Studios, Los Angeles, USA