“THE VAULT LOCKS FROM INSIDE”
58″ x 49″
Gallery Affiliation: Lindsay Gallery
Joey Monsoon is a self-taught figurative artist from Columbus, Ohio. Monsoon’s paintings are an effort toward constructing portraits of our inner selves. Although built on narrow structures of flesh and bone, his portraits depict the turbulence and resilience of what we keep inside.
These bodies ride a thin line between our physical reality and its emotional edges. The subtle distortions of anatomy express our scars of enduring and the quiet exultations of overcoming our doubts and trepidations. Monsoon’s figures are often isolated from contextual environs just as our intimate thoughts tend to isolate the image we have of ourselves. These are portraits not of how we look, but of how we feel.