Jonathan Monaghan

Tetramorphs

Jonathan Monaghan is an award-winning visual artist who works across a range of media, such as prints, sculpture, and animation, to produce otherworldly objects and narratives. Monaghan's work has been exhibited at the Sundance Film Festival, Russia's Hermitage Museum, The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His work has been featured in several media outlets, including The New York Times, Vogue Italia, and The Washington Post. His work has also been acquired by numerous public and private art collections, including The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Washington, D.C., Art Bank Collection. He is represented by bitforms gallery in New York and Galerie 2248m2 in Paris.

Monaghan was an early adopter of NFTs. He experimented using the Bitcoin blockchain to authenticate his digital artworks in 2013, collaborating on Keidom (later called Ascribe) -- an important forerunner to modern NFTs. He's remained active in the cryptoart space, becoming one of the first artists on Foundation. And his work was also featured in the launch of crypto.com's NFT platform, where he collaborated with TikTok musical sensation Nathan Evans to create a series of animations inspired by the viral hit "Wellerman." Learn More

 

THE DROP

The Tetramorphs collection is an ominous foretelling of the future of technology. The works are inspired by medieval depictions of otherworldly beings, and the symbols and colors of the Zodiac. Tetramorphs are hybrid creatures composed of soft fabrics, ambiguous hardware, and baroque regalia. They fuse together a mythical past with anxieties about an uncertain future.

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