Ray Monde |  raymondeartist@gmail.com  | +1 206 619 8174  |  Seattle, WA, USA



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October 5, 2019

There’s a mythology of the suburbs in Australia that’s intertwined through all our hearts. My new body of work speaks to a history we all share, envisioned through endless suburban summers.

There’s a blurring of chronology in the works, evoking nostalgia with contempora...

September 7, 2019

Sydney Contemporary kicks off Thursday 12 September and I'm almost bursting out of my skin with excitement to be there to see the incredible work that's going to be on show.

Even more thrilling and unexpected, is my first foray into Sydney Contemporary as part of REID F...

May 5, 2019

Around this time last year I wrote to Les Murray, Australia's greatest contemporary poet, to ask if he would sit for me. His reply was quick and came to me by a postcard from his On Bunyah collection of poems.

"Dear Ray, how could I refuse a portraitist from the Krambac...

January 4, 2019

What's the future of art in 2019. Ray Monde takes a look at the year ahead and plans to get stuffed

October 22, 2018

Last Friday night, I picked mum and dad up at the Goulburn South Caravan Park and drove them to the Goulburn Workers Club for a quick drink. We settled into a fancy booth that looked out across Auburn Street, where locals were doing mainies

As I came back from the bar...

May 9, 2018

On the way back from dropping my artworks at Michael Reid Murrurundi, we stopped in at Newcastle to see my old high school girlfriend. She'd recently moved there from Sydney and has settled into that city so well, only a spitting distance away from the glorious Merewet...

March 18, 2018

I've got my first solo show in a commercial gallery coming up in May - at Michael Reid Murrurundi. It's an extraordinary opportunity to showcase my work to an unseen audience. I have an extraordinary sense of obligation to 'do a good job'. To create works that will not...

February 11, 2018

I’ve just gone through the most excruciating gestation for an artwork that I’ve ever gone through. And I’m still not sure the experience is over yet.

It started fairly straight-forward enough. The place I live now is in the Australian countryside, on a river surrounded...

September 11, 2017

I’m working late into the night on a new series that focuses on the suburbs. It was inspired by a recent trip to Madrid where I saw a lot of works by Picasso at the Reina Sofia – Pity and Terror, Picasso’s Path To Guernica.

What struck me about his early works was that...

August 14, 2017

What makes a great work of art? How do you separate the best from the base? What makes an artwork worth $110.5 million such as a recent piece sold by the artist Basquiat? And what work is worthless?

This question was brought into sharp focus at this year’s Archibald Pri...

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