Munroe, Lavar b.1982 / Untitled
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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). 

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)

Untitled, 2014

Mixed media on paper
57 x 76 cm
22 7/16 x 29 15/16 in.
Jack Bell Gallery, London  Current Location:
Switzerland - Basel - S Works on PaperLatin America

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