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Originally born and raised in New York City, Moncho1929 has lived and worked in London, Italy, Korea and now currently in Los Angeles. Through all of these transitions he has continued to be influenced by modern media and the urban artwork surrounding it.
Moncho1929 has had shows for his works in various galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and London. His work is in many private collections across the world including the French Consulate in Los Angeles and Soho House. He has also been previously commissioned by NBC’s “The Voice” for a large scale work, The City of Glendale California, The City of West Hollywood, CA and various projects for public works.
His murals are archived with the Los Angeles Mural Consevancy and the Google Street Art Project and have been used by The University of Southern California and various television shows and news outlets.
Moncho's new work referencing freedom and constraint. Suggesting both opposites occupying the same moment, these works play upon the duality of a frozen moment in time and motion inhabiting the same space.
The juxtaposition of these elements within the works give the narrative and the energy of the works a place to compliment and challenge themselves. Hinting at personal and communal ideas related to freedom and motion, the colors, figures and scale work in harmony to speak to the viewer and space.
While the figures and content are suspended in time, the color palette give the space an energy and motion with the colors themselves expressing motion. This whole conversation between stillness and motion open the narrative to the content and invite the viewer into the visual discussion.
Gabba Solo Exhibition: Metro Dreams, January 2016
Hecho en California
acrylic on canvas
42" H x 54" W
oil, acrylic on canvas
51" H x 51" W
oil and acrylic on canvas
44" H x 52" W