Join us for an Artist Talk Jonathan Monaghan in response to Currency, November 2020

November 27, 2020
Artist Talk - Jonathan Monaghan


Jonathan Monaghan will speak on his practice, inspirations and the strategies he employs when constructing his highly-detailed animations. Monaghan works across a range of media, including prints, physical sculpture, and computer animated video. His work has been presented worldwide.

Jonathan Monaghan is a contemporary artist whose practice explores the transformative effects of technology and consumer culture on our perceptions of reality. His multidisciplinary works combine ancient mythologies, commercial architecture, and corporate logos to create a surreal and mythical world that blurs the boundaries between the natural and the artificial.

Drawing from his background in video game design, Monaghan’s artworks utilize digital technologies to create visually extravagant and immersive experiences that engage audiences in critical dialogue about the digital age. With a satirical edge and keen sense of humor, Monaghan’s works challenge viewers to examine their own complicity in the perpetuation of a society dominated by technology and conspicuous consumption.

Monaghan’s artworks have been showcased at prestigious venues worldwide, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His installations have garnered critical acclaim from outlets such as The New York Times, Vogue Italia, and The Washington Post.