this tuesday saw the opening of chico monks exhibition at the robin gibson gallery in darlinghurst, sydney. for the past four months monks has been manic in collecting vast quantities of scrap perspex, cutting, scratching and painting it in order to create a prolific collection of intriguing mini environments.
monks describes this work of constructed landscapes as a translation of naturally occurring environments influenced by his childhood experiences of organic gardens and rainforests through the medium of industrial waste. although many of the pieces are developed ad hoc there, seems to be an underlying process of layering and colour matching behind the collection with the ability to master the material that he has chosen through the process of making and remaking.
if you are in the area then we highly recommend a visit.
robin gibson gallery
278 liverpool street darlinghurst sydney nsw 2010 australia
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