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John Monks

The Leopard, 2018

Oil on canvas
63 × 62 1/5 in
160 × 158 cm
This is a unique work.
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John Monks
British, b. 1954
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John Monks’ atmospheric paintings are highly influenced by the aura of the environments in which he chooses to create his work. Monks paints in a studio fashioned from a decrepit workhouse in the countryside of England, which he originally discovered with raw earth floors. After years of interpreting this space in his paintings, Monks sought inspiration in a second studio, and a five-year search led to many paintings of the decaying, prospective spaces he toured. Ultimately, Monks chose an abandoned 1860s home in Northern France, which he transformed into a studio where he could live among his inspirations. Monks’ paintings are rich in history, sourced from spaces that show the passage of time. The late William Lieberman, a prominent curator of the Museum of Modern Art and The Met, placed Monks’ expressionistic paintings on par with “Picasso at his best.”

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John Monks
British, b. 1954
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John Monks’ atmospheric paintings are highly influenced by the aura of the environments in which he chooses to create his work. Monks paints in a studio fashioned from a decrepit workhouse in the countryside of England, which he originally discovered with raw earth floors. After years of interpreting this space in his paintings, Monks sought inspiration in a second studio, and a five-year search led to many paintings of the decaying, prospective spaces he toured. Ultimately, Monks chose an abandoned 1860s home in Northern France, which he transformed into a studio where he could live among his inspirations. Monks’ paintings are rich in history, sourced from spaces that show the passage of time. The late William Lieberman, a prominent curator of the Museum of Modern Art and The Met, placed Monks’ expressionistic paintings on par with “Picasso at his best.”

John Monks

The Leopard, 2018

Oil on canvas
63 × 62 1/5 in
160 × 158 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
London
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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