Incorporating images from mass media and comic book imagery, Dan Monteavaro plays with the familiarity of those images and the comfort that comes when looking at pixel-based art.
The beauty to Monteavaro’s work is more in the missing portions, therein lies a communication between artist and material that then resonates with the viewer. In this way the works begin a dialogue with the viewer that begins to unravel.
"Growing up in New York during the 80's, the urban landscape influenced my work. The beauty of the run down buildings stayed with me because, to me, they told a story. Every missing part, crossed out word tell a story within the narrative of the works. In the end, that's what any creative person wants their work to do."
Originally born and raised in New York City, Monteavaro has lived and worked in London, Italy, Korea and Los Angeles. Through all these transitions, modern media and the world of urban art have exerted a powerful influence on him. His work has appeared in numerous galleries and private collections. He recently had three murals commissioned by Universal Pictures for the new Charlize Theron movie "Atomic Blonde" and was featured in a HBO show with Banksy as well as being commissioned by LA City of Los Angeles and San Pedro for several murals. His current works can be seen at a solo exhibition at Soho House Los Angeles, as well as being currently shown in Los Angeles at LabArt, Wallspace, and in New York at Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art.
Dan is also available for Mural commissions. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for rates