Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Figurative Distortion

Blending between abstraction and realism, Alyssa Monks painted these images of facial impression distorted by steam and water on glass. Artist's statement, "The result of this pushing and pulling of realism is a confrontation of the tension between mortality and vitality. Striving for anatomical and realistic accuracy, it is her intention to convey an arresting vision that compels the viewer to feel their own humanness." Her medium is oil on panel, as well as oil on linen.

Alyssa Monks has a long list of education and experiences, graduated with an MFA from the New York Academy of Arts, studied at Montclair State College, and Lorenzo de'Medici in Florence. She is currently teaching flesh painting and figure painting at Montclair State College of Fine Arts in New Jersey.

Kunst Museum Ahlen
January - March 2010

Solo Exhibition
New York, USA
April 7 - May 8, 2010

Two Person Show
Oceanville, New Jersy, USA
June - August 2010

Solo Exhibition
Michigan, USA
October 2010