In his third solo exhibition with the gallery, Jonathan Monaghan presents Den of Wolves, a new body of work surrounding the aesthetics of power. The exhibition takes its name from the video of the same title made at the beginning of 2020. When the artist first began working on this piece its barren urban environments were meant to emphasize feelings of isolation often caused by a disconnect between humans and technology. However, as the piece debuts over a year after its initial inception, these scenes foreshadowed the unrest and turmoil that characterized most of 2020 and early 2021. The works in Den of Wolves reflect on the shifting landscape of economic power and authority in the digital age. Monaghan’s prescient vision reminds us of an artist’s ability to extrapolate the future from their perspective on the present.
As the exhibition evolves, the artist will present a series of hypnotic looping digital animations minted as NFTs (non-fungible tokens). This work builds upon Monaghan’s previous success minting artworks with cryptocurrencies and comments on desire and wealth. Stay tuned for weekly drops on bit.art.