On November 20th the opening of Jaybo aka Monk’s solo exhibition ‘As Far As You Can See’ takes place at Circleculture Gallery. It will examine the themes of the horizon, vast stretches of expansiveness and a sense of light airiness. The title, itself reminiscent of a feeling of setting off for new horizons, foreshadows a few of the visual surprises in store.
Nailing down Jaybo’s works to a specific artistic genre seems nearly impossible in the face of the creative impulsiveness and eager experimentation that provide the key to understanding the allure of his works. Works which meaningfully negotiate between the genres of pop art, graffiti and street art and which also unselfconsciously contain implicit elements of Dadaism and Surrealism. When he founded the streetwear label “Irie Daily” and the cultural magazine “Style” at the beginning of the 1990’s, his influence on Berlin’s youth culture and fashion scene could be clearly seen. Even today, urban subculture is the driving force behind his artistic activities.
In this exhibition, Jaybo proves once again that he is one of the most versatile, well-rounded, fascinating figures in the movement currently being defined as urban art.
EXHIBITION: NOVEMBER 21ST TO FEBRUARY 1ST, CIRCLECULTURE GALLERY, GIPSSTR. 11, 10119 BERLIN MITTE
OPENING RECEPTION: NOVEMBER 20TH, 7PM