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 in Monteavaro's work is more in the missing portions, wherein lies a communication between artist and material. In this way the works begin a dialogue with the viewer. 

 

"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. In my work, every missing part and crossed out word tells a story. Side by side, the works have a longer narrative or can stand alone."

 

Born and raised in New York City, Dan Monteavaro has lived and worked in London, Italy, Korea and Los Angeles. Through all these transitions, modern media and the urban environment have exerted a powerful influence on his

work.

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