Zener Schon Gallery


Born and raised in New York City, Dan Monteavaro has lived and worked in London, Italy, Korea, and Los Angeles. Through all of these transitions, modern media and the world of urban art have exerted a powerful influence on him. His pieces have appeared in numerous galleries, and can be found in notable private collections, both nationally and internationally.

GROWING UP IN NEW YORK DURING THE 80’S, the urban landscape influenced my work. The beauty of the run down buildings stayed with me because, to me, they told a story. Every missing part, crossed out word, tells a story within the narrative of the works. In the end, that’s what any creative person wants their work to do.

Incorporating images from mass media and comic book imagery, he plays with the familiarity of those images and the comfort that comes when one look at pixel based art. Monteavaro’s message is more in the missing portions, therin lies a communication between the artist and material that then resonates with the viewer. It’s in this way the painting elicits a dialogue with the viewer that begins to unravel.

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    "Between Lights"

    52" x 45"Acrylic, Vinyl Paint on Canvas, 2015

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    "Lower East Side Traffic Jam"

    51" x 44" Acrylic, Vinyl Paint on Canvas, 2015

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    "Matchstick Jumble"

    50" x 46"Acrylic, Vinyl Paint on Canvas, 2015

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    "Broken Chairs in Detention"

    52" x 40.25"Oil, Ink, Acrylic on Canvas, 2015

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    "Swimming with Sharks"

    47.5" x 50"Oil, Ink, Acrylic on Canvas, 2015

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    "Pow Wow"

    44" x 45"Oil, Ink, and Acrylic on CanvasSOLD

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    “The Inevitability of Yes and No”

    31” x 25" (framed)Hand Embellished Silkscreen, E.V., (1/15), 2014

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    “The Inevitability of Yes and No”

    31” x 25" (framed)Hand Embellished Silkscreen, E.V., (1/15), 2014

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    "Love is Where?"

    44" x 36"Oil, Ink, and Acrylic on canvas