Alejandro Monge

Spain, 1988


Born in 1988, studied Fine Arts, Sculpture and Visual Design at the Zaragoza Academy of Fine Arts. Currently focusing on sculpturing.

The portraits painted by Alejandro Monge transcend the visual depth of two-dimensional works. The volume and depth of his creations make them almost sculptural, striving to break through two-dimensional space. The chiaroscuro is reminiscent of Caravaggio; John Singer Sargent was his greatest influence.

Although Alejandro Monge specialized in sculpture during his visual arts training, the painted parts in his art are stunning in a hyperrealistic way that is reminiscent of photography and tries to trick the eyes of the observers. Afterward, he began to focus on the creation of sculptures and installations, one of which revolved around realistic banknote sculptures. Monge recreates them on paper and acrylic paint, stacking them in large piles, often in order to incinerate them. By destroying his own work, he satirizes his criticism of the omnipotent domination of today’s social and economic values, and this series has attracted extensive coverage and attention in the international media.

Alejandro Monge reflects on destruction as a new form of creation. While busts are invaded by contemporary classical elements, they still burn in the purest Baroque style or iconic objects reflecting contemporary events. With this, Monge presents an eclectic exhibition that combines different techniques and materials to generate an unusual aesthetic challenge. Each piece takes a long time to create, and he invests his body and soul, creating an emotional and psychological feedback between the artist and the piece.

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Alejandro Monge, Shibuya,
170 x 85 x 50 cm, Concrete, fiberglass, resine and pigments, 2023
Alejandro Monge, I.S.1,
40 x 30 x 25 cm, Concrete, stone, resine and pigments, 2022
Alejandro Monge, I.S.2,
50 x 40 x 30 cm, Concrete, stone, resine and pigments, 2022
Alejandro Monge, Little Shibuya,
45 x 19 x 19 cm, Resine and pigments, 2023
Alejandro Monge, The Inverse Shape,
150 x 70 x 110 cm, Concrete, fiberglass, resine and pigments, 2022



Art Taipei 2022
Art Taipei 2022
Oct 20, 2022 - Oct 24, 2022
Taipei World Trade Center Co., Ltd. | First floor