We are pleased to announce the solo exhibition “The Reader” by Jonathan Monk.
Born in 1969, Leicester, U.K. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Graduated from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 1991, Leicester Polytechnique, U.K. in 1988. Has exhibited in various locations, including Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville, Paris, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Casey Kaplan, New York, Yvon Lambert, Paris and more.
Jonathan Monk has developed his unique style of creation Incorporating the method of appropriation, under his consistent policy that no one can make anything which can be called perfectly ‘original. Dealing with the various layers of the meaning, and also with the generating process of art where the appropriation of an art produces another work of art, his work gives the illusion that it is addressed to the viewer personally. Monk’s works are, so to speak, historical art quotation, questioning “how art can be art”.
In his first solo exhibition at TARO NASU, Monk explores his new conceptual practice, presenting his new wool works and bronze sculptures. By referring to other well known artists like Andy Warhol or Jeff Koons, Monk provides the opportunity to extend the spectator’s perception.