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Juan Muñoz, 1953–2001

Raincoat Drawing1994

Munoz created a series of these chalk drawings on paper, with black raincoat-like fabric as the support underneath. His work deals with the psychology of space. He has commented that his mother obsessively changed the furniture around between rooms in the family home, and he often returned from school to find his home transformed.

‘If the drawings succeed in conveying an emotion, it’s because they might give the sense that something has happened or is going to happen. Either you’re too early or too late. It’s always the wrong moment.’ Juan Muñoz

MediumChalk on paper on cloth
Dimensions Unframed, 160.5 x 122 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, the artist, 1994
Item NumberIMMA.452
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Juan Muñoz, Raincoat Drawing, 1994, Chalk on paper on cloth, Unframed, 160.5 x 122 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, the artist, 1994

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Juan Muñoz 1953–2001

Spanish sculptor Juan Muñoz moved to England in the 1970s and attended Croyden College and the Central School of Art and Design. Constructed from materials including papier-mâché, resin and bronze, Muñoz’s installations and sculptural figures seem to interact and invite the viewer to relate to them. Muñoz had a solo exhibition at IMMA in 1994. He participated in the Venice Biennale in 1986, 1993 and 1997, and was awarded Spain’s major Premio Nacional de Bellas Artes in 2000.

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