Plywood / Tarpaulin / Brick Wall (2021)
Acrylic on plaster
20cm x 26.5cm x 2cm
These works are painted plaster casts of found materials and the kind of overlooked surfaces encountered in our day to day movements across the city. In their photographic faithfulness to the original objects, they point to an engagement with the everyday material world not unlike the genre of still life in painting.
Mungo Howard is a current Masters of Fine Arts (Painting) student at the National Art School. His practice stems from an engagement with found objects and detritus as they are encountered in the everyday environment and teases out their latent painterly qualities through various mediated processes such as photographic transfer and low relief casting. He was awarded the 2019 Mark Henry Cain Memorial Travel Scholarship to the U.K. at the end of his Bachelor's degree, and had a solo exhibition at Robin Gibson Gallery in 2020.