Mad Magazine Mask #9 (Monk), 2010
Acrylic on Paper Cut Out
22 x 28 cm
The work of Patrick Lundeen explores the supremacy and assimilation of pop cultural images into broader sentience. Undermining the authority of easel painting, and aligning his work more with advertising than fine art, Lundeen paints his iconographic works of fallen heroes, pop idols, and domestic objects on cut-out canvas or tarps. Lundeen’s intricate, overworked surfaces and deliberately discordant perspective, creates pictorial landscapes that — by virtue of their simultaneous familiarity and estrangement — destabilize the viewer and provide an effective point of entry to his work.
Born in Canada, 1978, Patrick Lundeen graduated from the painting program at the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2000, and received his M.F.A. from the Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, in 2006. In 2004 he was an exchange student at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Lundeen has exhibited throughout North America and Europe and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.