Language: John Monks

9 March - 15 April 2022

The language of a painting is written in brushstrokes. Layer upon layer of words and stories are in the layers upon layers of thick impasto paint that is John Monks’ iconic painting style. In his new exhibition Monks unravels a discourse that encompasses the binaries of past and present, light and dark, decadence and dilapidation. The paintings become portraits of abandoned rooms filled with whispers of the past. The stories of these rooms are written in the patina of the painting’s surface. The works reflect the passage of time within a space.