Munroe, Lavar b.1982 / Boy Predator Boy Prey
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about this work
'Like mythological practitioners of ancient cultures, I use myth as a tool to further understand and evaluate societal disparities and my own existence. I use personification and allegory to narrate and elaborate on real life events. 
Though framed in fictional narratives, my forms and images are all based on real life occurrences that I have either personally experienced or encountered through research (readings, documentaries and real world conversations). 
'Like mythological practitioners of ancient cultures, I use myth as a tool to further understand and evaluate societal disparities and my own existence. I use personification and allegory to narrate and elaborate on real life events. 
Though framed in fictional narratives, my forms and images are all based on real life occurrences that I have either personally experienced or encountered through research (readings, documentaries and real world conversations).

In mythological narratives, beastly hybrids and animals function as allegoric substitutes for humans. The intersection of the paradigms of historic, civic and contemporary notions of the animal serve as a trajectory of investigation in my work. My intentions are to evoke a sense of power and employ social hierarchy, while also pointing to Otherness. In so doing, the animal is metaphor for the human Other. In particular, I am interested in contradictory understandings and the idea of skewing meanings as it relates to the animal in pre-modern and contemporary societies.' text by Lavar Munroe

Lavar Munroe (b.1982, Bahamas)

Boy Predator Boy Prey, 2012

Acrylic, spray paint, latex house paint, duct tape, cardboard, found fabric from sofa, sandwich (dating 2012) on canvas
195 x 233 cm.
76 3/4 x 91 3/4 in.
Provenance:
Jack Bell Gallery, London  Current Location:
Switzerland - Basel - S Mixed Media Wall WorkLatin America

exhibitions

Lavar Munroe, Journey Elsewhere: Musings from a Boundless Zoo
SCAD Museum of Art - GA, US
February 2016 - June 2016

All the World’s Futures
56th Venice biennale 2015
May 2015 - November 2015

Grants Town Trickster
Jack Bell Gallery, London
June 2014 - July 2014

publications

La Biennale di Venezia
(Catalogue), May 2015

Artwork History
  • artist origin
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  • exhibitions
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related works / Lavar Munroe / Latin America / Mixed Media Wall Work