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Brendan Monroe, Jordan Stark: Brendan Monroe
Brendan Monroe, Jordan Stark:
Brendan Monroe
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Since graduating from the Art Center in Pasadena, Brendan Monroe has been painting, drawing, and sculpting a thought world that is inhabited by blobbish, oozy, paint-chip, trash-laden life-forms interspersed with human figures. His work is loosely based on the notion that studying smaller environments can help us understand the great world around us. In some works the idea is taken literally as he sets the stage on a microscopic level, with some forms taking on the shapes of bacteria and viruses.
Brendan Monroe, Jordan Stark: Brendan Monroe (Image 2 small) Brendan Monroe, Jordan Stark: Brendan Monroe (Image 3 small)
Brendan Monroe, Jordan Stark: Brendan Monroe (Image 1 small) Brendan Monroe, Jordan Stark: Brendan Monroe (book’s jacket)
Monroe’s free flowing brush strokes and muted color palette lends itself to greater exploration as the work simultaneously calms and invites. “My fascination is with a smaller world. Maybe it could tell us [all] about something deep inside ourselves, or, maybe it just helps me work things out within my own self.”

This is the first monograph of Monroe’s work and includes over 70 paintings, 15 sculptures, and installation shots. This volume serves as a great snapshot of the artist’s current body of work. Included is an interview of the artist conducted by Dr. David Park. Shana Nys Dambrot created an index of terms related to viewing and experiencing Brendan Monroe’s work. The artist lives and works in Berkeley, California.

The book’s jacket unfolds into a poster
Paperback, 176 pages, 7 1/4'' x 9 1/2'' (185 x 240 mm)
150 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-0-9788739-1-2  $ 34.90
About the Author / Artist:
Brendan Monroe
Brendan Monroe
Born in California in 1980. Graduated since 2004 from the Art Center College of Design of Pasadena. Lives and works in Berkeley, California.
“My fascination is with a smaller world. Maybe it could tell us about something deep inside ourselves or maybe it just helps me work things out within my own self. A focus on loosely based science on a micro level can help to understand our greater thoughts, actions and interactions. An investigation on the thoughts and interactions of our micro level life might show us something undis-covered. I'd like to play with the biology of my images to experience a new emotion or story. Ambiguity weaves between figures and blob-like shapes, dying or sleeping, being con-sumed or created, in bliss or confusion. In the end this leaves indeterminate knowledge of a world on the border of real and unreal that cannot be known or seen by our eyes.”
See also:

Further
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GINGKO PRESS | POPULAR CULTURE | ART BOOK | ISBN-13: 9780978873912 | ISBN-10: 0-9788739-1-2 / 0978873912