Pete Monaghan is a 2G Irish contemporary artist working in Aberystwyth, Wales and in southern Germany. He is inspired by vernacular architecture of the Celtic Fringes and likes to tap into the special energy of place. From initial sketches in the open, he refines and reworks images in the studio, creating work which is full of energy and tension. It celebrates the beauty and dignity of humble buildings.
Pete enjoys collaging everyday objects into his paintings, there are often pieces of coffee cups, maps and corrugated cardboard to be discovered. Portions of each painting are retained as drawn elements to reflect the fragility and temporality of the structures. Pete's work is part representation, part visceral interpretation.