About the artist
Dean Monogenis’ paintings evoke surroundings composed by architectural elements associated to more natural ones. He depicts unfinished buildings, colorful scaffoldings, residential buildings in the middle of rocky landscapes covered by vegetation; sometimes under a stormy sky or a colored abyss. Monogenis refers to a permanent state of transition and mutation, a fight between urbanization and nature that resists to this invasion. Since the collapse of the twin towers, Monogenis realized that buildings are meant to live and die, the same way humans do. This idea of alteration pushes him to search for examples of transformation around him. In general, he paints on wood or plastic panels with stencils. This mix of different painting techniques allows to bring more graphic elements to the hand painted parts. Born in 1981 in New York, Dean Monogenis currently lives and works in New York.