Jaybo Monk Paints the Surreal Spaces of His Dreams
Born in said. “Each morning I wake up out of a dream, I try to remember it in a visual form.” Like the surrealists, his dream-inspired practice results in irrational and at times psychedelic works, in his words, “puzzle[s] of bodies, forms, and content.”
Ideas of place, space, and multi-layered narratives are important for Monk. In The Doghouse (2015), for example, a series of black rectangles and a plane of white implies the side of a house, cast with the shadows of trees. In the foreground, a pool of yellow, tan, and peach-colored water gives way to a jumbled collage of body parts, and what might be the blurred form of a black dog, running. Works like “Quicksand” (2015) and DEAD FLAG SIDEWALK (2014) suggest particular locations and situations, but without fully picturing them in a naturalistic way. In the latter painting, wavy, noodle-like lines of blue and red stream outward, bodies and
Several wall-mounted sculptures in the show echo the mash-ups of figures and objects found in Monk’s paintings, such as the collaged doll parts in “La Petite Botero” (2015), which alludes also to the rotund figures by the Colombian painter
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