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Run #01178

Nowhere Is Now Here

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Edition Size 50
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TYPE:Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm Museum Natural Fine Art Paper
SIZE:19 x 24 Inches
RELEASE DATE:   Aug 10 2015
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The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch Black Wood Frame with UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.


Soze Gallery and 1xRUN are excited to present this limited edition release from Berlin artist Jaybo Monk. Taken from his recent exhibition Nowhere Is Now Here.

"This was the first piece that I did for my recent solo exhibition Nowhere Is Now Here at Los Angeles gallery Soze Gallery and it influenced the complete body of work of that show.

I am a big fan of nonsense. I believe in recognizing pure freedom inside nonsense. I follow, and so the paintings are a set of surprising elements due to the different techniques and approaches. These elements define the process I am interested in. This piece was created in the Spring of 2015 using a succession of different layers from charcoal to oil and spray paint on canvas." - Jaybo Monk

This RUN is signed, numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Jaybo Monk and 1xRUN.

Jaybo Monk
Berlin, Germany
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Jaybo Monk is French artist born 1963 who lives in Berlin on a constant journey. With his store of memories he explores the world and draws an emotional topography of his life, consisting of half hidden visual fragments of memory that are revealing and timeless at the same time.

He is an artist at art’s end, where everything has already been painted, where all words have already been spoken, where the viral conduits of the internet merely fulfil the purpose of mediocrity, in which the imitator copies the replicator who copies the imitator and where, at each stage, some of the quality is sacrificed.he revolts against every form of this intoxication of imitation, rebels against all forms of institution and existing order. The artist follows paradoxical ideas, born of the legacy of Romanticism, ideas on the edge of insanity, orientated on childhood, nature, places of not-thinking. The result is a dance between the rational and irrational.

Jaybo is a dis-organiser who acts as a craftsman of serendipity with the aim of freeing art from the artists’ enclave. He fights passionately against symmetry, in order to avoid the ugliness of perfection. Every example of his work can be taken as a sum total in itself, but opening itself up to the viewer’s own associations in its details. Jaybo deconstructs our memories of the body and ideals of beauty. He deconstructs the story in a catalogue of half-memories that can be read, but not explained.

Jaybo demands independent visual decisions of the viewer instead of allowing the option of an open ending: he is not interested in creating images that illustrate and define, wanting instead to show vantage points that stimulate us to question and force us to make decisions. The life of forms in itself suffices, so as to avoid the circumlocution of the narration, because fine art is, of necessity, a fiction of its own reality. Jaybo’s images are visual haiku, visual acupuncture. Needles for the soul, filled simultaneously with nonsense and realism in the vacuum of ambiguity. The ambiguity of the hunted is revealed, somewhere between desire and hate. The artist is fleeing from any form of expectation: he wants to work disengaged from the gravitational pull of society. Jaybo was homeless from the age of 14years  until 19 years old.

Jaybo is co-founder of the culture and fashion magazine “Style and the Family Tunes” and the fashion label “Iriedaily”. Since 2005 he has been showing his work regularly in international galleries. The artist has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Perth and Melbourne. He is a member of the London-based artist collective “Agents of Change” and “Le Grand Verre" in Milan . Jaybo’s work has its roots in street art, but nowadays is attributed more to the world of fine art.

Jaybo Monk lives and works in Berlin.
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