The particulars of how people live their lives and spend their time, as shaped by taste, British social history and the urban and natural environment, is a central thread running through Munks’ practice. Recent subject matter and motifs have included: photographic portraits of fish wearing specially made hats, taken shortly after being caught by Munks (who is a keen angler); a tour with the artist’s mother of Silver End, an Art Deco-style village built for workers of Crittall Windows in the 1920s; paintings of imagined streets in Blitz-era Europe; and a video mixing footage from a 1980 Panorama documentary on the impact of a nuclear attack with material shot on a recent visit to the The Kelvedon Hatch ‘Secret Bunker’ in Essex.
Andrew Munks (B.1985, Rotherham) studied for his BA at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art in 2012. Munks also co-runs Watch it gallery with artist Sophie Michael.
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