An Affair of the Mind
Dean Thiery Munroe is a guest artist at Leonardo Gallery, courtesy of Covent Garden Fine Art Gallery.
Completely intuitive, Deanís work is described as "contemporary impressionism". He integrates all essential elements in such a way that there is a rhythm, a flow, an emotion and a dedication of the artist to the idea he wishes to express. Dean's work is an affirmation of his expressions in stone, evolving from years of working in gouache & fluid acrylics.
Mr. Munroe is a member of the prestigious ISC - International Sculpture Center in New York, NY and Truro Art Center in Truro, MS. And currently, has been invited to sculpt with Master Sculptor, Petros Dellatolas in Greece. Dean is also an active member of both the Prince Edward County & Quinte Arts Councils and is a participant of Prince Edward County's Studio Tour and PEC Arts Trail through Covent Garden Fine Art Gallery. Born in Canada, he has lived across this country, the USA & in France and now resides in Wellington, Ontario (Prince Edward County).
Much handwork is required, as the hammer & chisel are the foundation of all my sculpting, as the stone yields easily, yet I am a captive to the unique tendency and sensitivity dictated by the nature of the stone material. Sculpting is a mental and physical creative process and the stone is the idea stimulator for approaching one's own artistic statement. Your hand follows the thoughts of the stone, a relative absolute form of volume, mass, space and formal coherence. It is the innate love of the stone material that while sculpting the essence of the stone and the peculiar properties to it emanate spirituality if not sensuality. And then there is the play and advantage of a light source that enhances the physicality of the stone and suggests immobility and mobility. The potential in the stone is only limited by one's imagination.