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Fri, Jun 27 - Mon, Jun 30
RUN #00689b
Brendan Monroe - Hole - Silver Edition
Brendan Monroe
Hole - Silver Edition
Part of Pow Wow Taiwan 2014 Featured Artists   View Entire Series
Edition Size:   50
24 x 36 Inches Screen Print on 100 lbs Fine Art Paper
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"The original of this piece was a small piece that I did with ink and white gouache on paper. It was made as a part of my comic series ‘Islands’. In the story there’s a world that is entirely seen as wavy and blurred into abstracted line work, this piece is a part of that place.

I started working in strictly black and white a couple years ago as a challenge to try something new and see how I could translate a drawing with a limited visual language. Since then, I’ve made comics and a handful of other ink and gouache drawings. If they’re a series as a whole, they cover a lot of ground, from very careful detail drawings, to super loose brushwork drawings." - Brendan Monroe

This RUN is signed, numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Brendan Monroe and 1xRUN.

Discuss This Run

Brendan Monroe Returns With Hole Metallic Screen Prints For Pow Wow Hawaii 2014

1xRun Thru Interview
Hole by Brendan Monroe

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, is the original still for sale?
Brendan Monroe: The original was of this piece was a small piece painted or drawn with ink and white gouache on paper. It was made as a part of my comic series ‘Islands’. In the story there’s a world that is entirely seen as wavy and blurred into abstracted line work, this piece is a part of that place.

1xRun: Was this piece part of a recent theme, series or show that you had?
Brendan Monroe:  I started working in strictly black and white a couple years ago as a challenge to try something new and see how I could translate a drawing with a limited visual language. Since then, I’ve made comics and a handful of other ink and gouache drawings. If they’re a series as a whole, they cover a lot of ground, from very careful detail drawings, to super loose brushwork drawings.

1xrun-brendan-monroe-spill-silver-24x36-blog1 1xRun: When was this piece created and with what materials?
Brendan Monroe: The original as made in the fall of 2012 using a mix of ink and gouache, but this is the first time it’s been reproduced as a print.

1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Brendan Monroe:  Longer than I expected, I think a couple days.

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1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Brendan Monroe:   I realized something with this about the way I draw. I use texture and surface to create form and dimention in a drawing. This piece helped me realize that this visual method is one of the best for me to approach painting. It’s a little different than a more traditional light source plus shadow approach. 1xRun: Why should people buy this piece/print? Brendan Monroe: They should buy it if they get sucked into it.

1xRun: Describe this piece in one gut reaction word.
Brendan Monroe: Pulling.

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1xRun: This will be your first year joining the Pow Wow Hawaii family, who are some of the artists you’re really excited to see painting out there?
Brendan Monroe:  Stoked to see that Wayne White is there, Dave Kinsey, Andrew Schoultz…I’m really looking forward to meeting new people who I otherwise wouldn’t. I expect that will be one of the coolest things about the trip.

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1xRun: Anybody you’d personally like to collaborate with if the opportunity presented itself?
Brendan Monroe: Hmm. That’s hard to say. I like Aaron De La Cruz’s work. Sometimes the best collaborations can come from the least expected places though.

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1xRun: Have you been to Hawaii before or will this be your first time out there? What are you looking forward to?
Brendan Monroe: I’ve only been to the big island. I’m looking forward to the weather and the island time kind of schedule.

1xRun: Do you have any plans for your wall out there or are you just going to improvise it when you get there?
Brendan Monroe: I’ll try and plan something, but I’ll mostly feel it out when I’m there.

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1xRun: You’ve been staying crazy busy per usual, bring us up to speed on some of the walls you’ve been doing lately?
Brendan Monroe:  Just the usual, work. Painting, sculpting, printing, making small books, everything I can and have time to do.

1xRun: How did 2013 wrap up for you?
Brendan Monroe: Very well. I feel like the holiday break was a little short and now I’m getting thrown back into a 2014 storm.

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1xRun: Aside from Pow Wow 2014, what are your plans for the new year?
Brendan Monroe:  I’m making new comics and zines for the first month or two. Then there’s a show in Portland at Breeze Block in July. That’s enough to keep my busy for now.

1xRun:  Where else can people find you?
Brendan Monroe:   WebsiteFacebook + Tumblr + Instagram @BrendanTheBlob – Twitter @Brendan_Monroe

-1xRUN

About the Artist

Location: Oakland, California

Brendan Monroe cultivates a taste for scientific challenges, relationships to math, physics, and the surreal. He received his BFA from Art Center in 2004. He has exhibited locally and internationally at galleries such as Richard Heller in Santa Monica, Galerie L.J. in Paris and Cooper Cole in Toronto. His illustration and fine art work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker and New American Paintings.

Find out more @ http://www.brendanmonroe.com/