The Assimilation to environment defines Jaybo Monk´s artworks from their
genesis. The artist sources the visual materials he works with by scavenging
around the truth in first sights and in the forces of acclimatization. In this case,
he manipulates layers pulled from, among other places, the internet, newspaper,
old photos. He frees these findings by disassociation, estranging them,
removing them from their context so they can become: forms, colors, lines,
themselves. The paint transforms their meanings once again.
On each painting or on each objects ,the layers lean on each other, taking full advantage of the two and the third dimensions and thus they are constantly redefining their parts in relation to one another. Elements stand, hang, frame another, reweight another and depend on each other.
Language then intrudes: The titles of the works refer to children songs and alter the meaning of the work another time. Furthermore the words written on the pieces themselves, subject them to external references, and alter their meaning even further. And then, there is the work´s reception throwing everything into new relief yet again. In this way Jaybo Monk suggests an art that is a predicament, a shifty, evasive, and radically unsettled state for a group of impulses and ideas. This work is finished when it´s shown, but only at that moment, in that place; everything will finish again and again.
September 2 - October 1, 2016
July 1 - August 20, 2016
May 13- June 25, 2016
April 1 - May 7, 2016
"Post No Bills"
February 26 - March 26, 2016
January 22 - February 20, 2016
"Mostly abstract II"
November 13 - January 04, 2016
"A deep hum"
October 10 - November 11, 2015
August 14 - October 3, 2015
June 5 - July 11, 2015
May 8 - June 3, 2015
"Book of love"
March 27 - May 5, 2015
"Shit I'm an artists artist"
February 27 - March 25, 2015
"There is no was"
February 06 - February 25, 2015
December 19 - February 04, 2015
November 14 - December 17, 2014
"Between nature and darkness"
October 10 - November 11, 2014
"The unpretentious show"
September 10 - October 7, 2014
"Gennem byen sidste gang""
June 6 - August 3, 2014
"The selfmade city: Denmark year 2573 "
April 25 - June 5, 2014
"Rites of Passage "
April 4 - April 24, 2014
Galleri Benoni is a gallery with an ambitious yet relaxed atmosphere.
We aim to present contemporary artists working within a wide range of mediums.
We seek out art that excels in 4 parameters: Artistic skill, process, theme based approach and C.V. We will exhibit both Danish and international artists. We love many art genres, and will not confine the gallery space to one art form.
Instead we will welcome everything from underground Street Art, to a more pleasing aesthetic, and even show varying types of minimalism. We aim to uphold meaning, and a constant red thread, despite our diverse choice of Shows/exhibitions.
We will highlight work that equally emphazize skill & process. The works you can expect to see in our gallery aims to amuse, and engange viewers on a sentient emotional and inspirational level.
We want to include, rather than exclude. We welcome you to visit Galleri Benoni.
If you are an artist you are welcome to send us information about your work.
Although we cannot promise to answer every inquiry due to an overwhelming interest.