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Being part of the "Monsters" , the series of drawings of massive thundering waves, the "Thunder Road" is another captivating image of Longo's baroque representation of the sublime force of the sea. Each image from the series bears the name of a renowned surfing spots and present individual and emotional context. "Monsters" mesmerize by its photo-realist aesthetic and velvety charcoal texture. The waves are the romantic infiniteness which devours the individual subject and leaves it struck with its own limitations by pointing to a larger picture in which all individuality disappears in front of the ungraspable. In 2004 the "Monsters" was part of Whitney Biennial.

“ The waves are things that exist at the moment of their being [...]. They are at the moment of their fulfillment. „

Robert Longo