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SELECTED WORKS BY Ian Monroe

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

OTHER RESOURCES

artfacts.net
Additional Information on Ian Monroe

re-title.com
Ian Monroe (American, born New York, 1972) came to public attention in 2003 when a large-scale work from his recent MA degree show was featured in the opening exhibition at the new Saatchi gallery. They Built Upon It is Monroe's second solo show since graduating from Goldsmiths College two years ago, and presents a significant body of new work.
haunchofvenison.ch

ideasfactory.com
Making a 'name' for himself
One minute obscurity, the next, a 'name'. Why has the art world gone ballistic over artist Ian Monroe? Stuart Wright presents Ian's ABC guide to making a splash.

guardian.co.uk
- Space traveler: Ian Monroe by Alison Roberts
Like most artists fresh out of post-grad school and just embarking upon a career, 30-year-old Ian Monroe inhabits a low-rent east London studio in a ramshackle building of quite appalling squalor.

Ian Monroe at Haunch of Venison
Ian Monroe (born New York, 1972) is best known for his large-scale collaged vinyl
paintings that create fictional architectural spaces. During the past two years they have
been shown to public acclaim at the Whitechapel, Saatchi and Haunch of Venison
galleries in London. This is his first major exhibition outside the UK, and presents a
substantial body of new work.

the-artists.org
Additional information.