Matthew Monahan is active/lives in California / Netherlands. Matthew Monahan is known for mixed-media figurative and abstract sculpture, drawing, printmaking.
Biography Matthew Monahan
"Matthew Monahan," Art in America, Reviews, October 3, 2014, New York at Anton Kern, by David Ebony
Matthew Monahan doesn't want to tell a story or make a scene. He doesn't want his sculptures to sing or dance. "They are remote and incomplete and need a careful observer in order to survive," he wrote in the catalogue for his 2011 retrospective at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Fragmented, twisted and tortured, his figures often appear trapped within their elaborate confines in this exhibition, titled "Contenders," of 20 sculptures and reliefs and five charcoal drawings. The partial personages seem in some way to beg release from the bondage of armatures, frames and other structures the artist devises. Though never m
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