Selected works by Ian Monroe

Ian Monroe
Canyon Recreated

2002

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
Cumulus

2003

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
Outpost

2004

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
Tomorrow

2005

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    Tom Anholt    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Sara Barker    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Gabriella Boyd    Sarah Braman    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    David Brooks    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Peter Linde Busk    Carter    Nathan Cash Davidson    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Jessica Craig-Martin    Ana Cvorovic    Ian Davis    Inez de Coo    Nicholas Dedics    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Colden Drystone    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    David Ellis    Annabel Emson    Ayan Farah    Dee Ferris    Daphne Fitzpatrick    Luc Fuller    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    No√©mie Goudal    Elias Hansen    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    Valerie Hegarty    David Herbert    Patrick Hill    Richard H√∂glund    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    David Humphrey    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Merlin James    Jacob Dahl J√ľrgensen    Tillman Kaiser    Scott King    Terence Koh    Alice K√∂nitz    John K√łrner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    George Henry Longly    Juliette Losq    Lake & Evans    Jill Mason    Simon Mathers    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Martin McMurray    Ryan McNamara    Turay Mederic    Robert Melee    Aleksandra Mir    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Luisa Mota    Carlos Noronha Feio    Nick Nowicki    William J. O'Brien    Matt O'dell    Mona Osman    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Dustin Pevey    Marius Pfannenstiel    Benedetto Pietromarchi    Alejandra Prieto    Arthur Prior    Max Prus    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Jessica Sanders    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Lara Schnitger    Maaike Schoorel    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Macrae Semans    Jamie Shovlin    Daniel Silver    Agathe Snow    Anne Speier    Jeni Spota    Roman Stanczak    Martina Steckholzer    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Shaan Syed    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Francis Upritchard    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    Joel Wyllie    Haeri Yoo

Ian Monroe's Biography

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



SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2011
St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

2010
NO-STOP-CITY, Galeria Casado Santa Pau, Madrid

2008
The Instantaneous Everything, Haunch of Venison, Berlin

2007
Planit, Haunch of Venison, London

2006
All Possibilities Are Visible But Unknown, Upstairs Berlin

2005
Ian Monroe, Haunch of Venison, Zürich
They Built Upon It, Haunch of Venison London

2003
Ian Monroe, Hammer Sidi Gallery, London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2010
Marienbad Palace, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland
Description Without Place, Galerie Møller Witt, Aarhus, Denmark
Dawnbreakers, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Terminator, Camberwell College of Art, London

2009
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

2008
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

2007
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 Møller Witt, Aarhus, Denmark

2006
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

2005
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

2004
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

2003
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

2002
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

2001
Art Below Zero, Notting Hill Arts Club, London, UK

2000
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, USA

1998
Imminent Impact, The Colony Studios, Los Angeles, USA