Spanish Pavilion: Alejandro Monge at Fallout Factory
Client: Self-initiated work
Küla creative team: Zoë Byrne
We visited Dale Street's Fallout Factory this evening to see a collection of photorealistic paintings by the Spanish artist, Alejandro Monge. Fallout's a great exhibition space and the people behind it have created a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere (the big A-board outside suggests that they've got stuff "everybody should see"). They're not wrong: Monge's paintings and assemblages really are worth seeing. We got the chance to talk to the artist for a bit, mostly via his interpreter friend, Miguel, and we discovered that he's primarily a sculptor who has only been painting for around three or four years. This really isn't obvious from the quality of his paintings: they're all incredibly atmospheric and also technically amazing - the skin tones he achieves are more realistic than my actual skin.