The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Dean Monogenis

One can imagine the inhabitants of Dean Monogenis' ultra-modern houses nestled on top of lush, green hills to be solitary geniuses who have intentionally removed themselves from society. Monogenis plays with architecture and design in his acrylic paintings on panel, rendering believable landscapes but reminding us that they belong to a fictional world by superimposing flat patterns on top of the realistic scenes. Monogenis became interested in architecture as a harbinger of change when he observed new buildings popping up "overnight like mushrooms" in Brooklyn over 10 years ago. He connects architecture with the human need to expand and colonize our environment.

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