Aqua Line


watercolor on paper - 29x38cm

Besides their practical usage, I had never regarded buildings or architecture as more than symbols or monuments to someone else's memory or beliefs. This changed after witnessing the fall of the world trade center. Subsequent to that day, I began to see buildings organically in terms of birth and death. Interestingly the post 9/11 period was the beginning of a world wide building boom. At the time I lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where the breadth and pace of this development felt like an invasion. Buildings grew nearly over night. I took notice of the simplicity and planer forms of the skeletal structures as they ascended upward. Brightly colored building materials like netting and scaffolding, became interesting to me. I thought if there was a way to distill the temporary and all its ephemera, isolating key pieces into my work, then I would be able to elevate the visual indicators that speak to this period of transformation

Dean Monogenis

Dean Monogenis (b. 1973, New York City, active Brooklyn, NY) was awarded the AIM (Artists In the Marketplace) Program, Bronx Museum, NY, 2013; the residency at CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, 2012; Visiting Artist at Anderson Ranch Editions, Snowmass, Colorado in 2010; the Fountainhead Residency, Miami in 2010; and was the Dyson Artist in Residence at Pace University, NY in 2008. His works have been exhibited at Galerie Xippas, Paris, Geneva, and Athens; Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; The Morgan Lehman Gallery and Stux Gallery, New York; as well as The Bronx Museum, NYC; The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA; The Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.; Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York; and Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Monogenis’ work has been featured in the Huffington Post, the New Yorker, The Brooklyn Rail, Vogue, New American Paintings and IdN Magazine. He received his BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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