Jean-Baptiste Monnin (FR)
Jean-Baptiste Monnin’s large format, black-and-white artworks have a very sensitive yet powerful expression. The focus of his new artworks is the microcosms of architecture, which here is transformed into abstract, beautiful pieces of art.
Monnin is a French artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. With a background in architecture and fine arts french artist Jean-Baptiste Monnin describes the architectural and urban space and our perception of it as focal points of his work. He is mostly inspired by the rhythm and the repetition of patterns in architectural constructions. The basis of his works are photographs of contemporary buildings, which he takes himself on trips through the city. The viewers can clearly sense his architectural interest in his works. The urban space and its interpretation is central to his work. In Monnin’s new artworks, he has shifted his focus from outer environmental structures to the inner structure of materials, influenced by time, light and space. The observer’s point of view and his past experience is given a crucial role in forming engagement with his work.