Jonathan Monaghan

Jonathan Monaghan
Jonathan Monaghan
Jonathan Monaghan creates prints, sculptures and video installations that challenge the boundaries between the real, the imagined, and virtual. Pulling from wide-ranging sources such as science fiction and baroque architecture, he creates bizarre, yet compelling, narratives and imagery with the same high-end technology used by Hollywood and video games. Monaghan received his BFA from the New York Institute of Technology in 2008 and his MFA from the University of Maryland in 2011. His work has been exhibited widely, including group exhibitions at The Sundance Film Festival, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Postmasters Gallery. Solo exhibitions of his work include bitforms gallery in New York, Spazio Ridotto in Venice and Market Gallery in Glasgow. His work has been featured by The Washington Post, VICE, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Village Voice. Monaghan is represented by bitforms gallery in New York and based in Washington, DC. Visit Jonathan Monaghan's website.

Turf and Terrain

Agnus Dei (After Zurbarán)
Agnus Dei (After Zurbarán) by Jonathan Monaghan, 2016. Photo by Kate Warren.
Jonathan Monaghan: Agnus Dei (After Zurbarán), 2015 Location: 2426 I Street NW The sculpture pulls from a 1635 painting by Francisco de Zurbarán of a bound lamb. The animal is entombed with Baroque ornamentation, swathed in a decorative couch skin. Rendered life-size in marble, the creature makes its home in this private garden.
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