The artistic work of British artist Jonathan Monk combines lightness and irony with a highly developed sense for the essential lines of development of 20th century art. Monk does not shy away from the direct comparison between art and life. Monk’s personal approach to deconstructing and revitalizing the conceptual and minimal art of the 1960s and 1970s draws on Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Richard Serra’s concepts, among others, to personalize them. In a kind of conceptual superimposition, the artist places the originals in the context of the present day with a great deal of humour. Time and language play a key role in this process. Monk’s work was presented in 2006/2007 in the exhibition “Yesterday today tomorrow etc.” at Haus am Waldsee.
In 2006 Jonathan Monk was part of our big anniversary exhibition on 60 years of Haus am Waldsee “Anstoß Berlin – Art makes World”.