Ian Monroe - BA Sculpture Associate Lecturer
Ian Monroe’s work explores how the promise and disappointment of modernity is rendered in the language of frenetic post-human landscapes and futuristic architectures.
Monroe’s meticulously constructed, hand-cut vinyl images both embody and question the collective desire to build structures and generate systems of order. Often incorporating these designs into large scale architectural installations, Monroe’s sculptures propose Orwellian monuments that combine high-end fabrication with mass-produced, everyday materials.
Utopian architectural projects, cosmology, conventions of perspective and the modelling ability of mathematics all inform Monroe’s work, as do the ideas of progress and the rational moment of epiphany.
Monroe’s work is regularly exhibited in the UK and internationally, featuring at galleries and museums such as Whitechapel Gallery, Saatchi Gallery (both London), the Saint Louis Art Museum (America), Museo De Arte Contemporaneo De Castilla Y Leon (Spain), Kunsthalle Arnstadt and Hamburger Banhof (Berlin).