Jaybo Monk, ‘Silent’, 2012, Julien's Auctions
Jaybo Monk, ‘Silent’, 2012, Julien's Auctions

Framed: 27 x 34 1/2 in.

Jaybo Monk’s ominous Silent is a study of the naked female form. The darkness of the lines creates a tension that is heightened by the woman’s arm, which extends toward her back. Although the viewer cannot see the other arm, the thin band around the left wrist infers that she is bound. As her legs are cut off just above the knee, there is a further inference to immobility. The pièce de résistance is the superimposed abstract face that rests above the woman’s body. Without movement and no renditions of mouths, the mounting omission of the ability for sound or movement crescendos into a disparate scene.

Signature: Signed and dated in acrylic lower left "Jaybo, 2012"

Soze Gallery Collection

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