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ALYSSA MONKS: Plant Life

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Alyssa Monks: Plant Life presents seven new paintings created entirely during the Covid-19 quarantine in New York City.  "We have all been 'planting ourselves' wherever we are and staying put,” Monks remarks. The new paintings, with their intense but distorted color, portray the inner psychological experience of isolation for these female subjects as they interact with the "natural" world as it gets less and less certain or safe. Alyssa Monks’ expression of life in these new paintings is a direct reflection of the Artist’s determination to remain positive and proactive during a global pandemic that has threatened both life and emotional well-being. Antithetically, Monks’ paintings celebrate the persistence of life and renewal in the natural world

studio shot

“My intention is to transfer the intimacy
and vulnerability of my human experience into a painted
surface. I like mine to be as intimate as possible,
each brush stroke like a fossil, recording
every gesture and decision.”

-Alyssa Monks

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Alyssa Monks, Infinite, 2019, oil on linen, 40 x 40 inches

Alyssa Monks
Infinite, 2019
oil on linen
40 x 40 inches
$20,000

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Alyssa Monks, Aerosol, 2020, oil on panel, 18 x 12 inches

Alyssa Monks
Aerosol, 2020
oil on panel
18 x 12 inches
$8,500​

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Alyssa Monks, Wane, 2020, oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches

Alyssa Monks
Wane, 2020
oil on linen
36 x 36 inches
$18,000

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Alyssa Monks, Burnout, 2020, oil on panel, 12 x 18 inches

Alyssa Monks
Burnout, 2020
oil on panel
12 x 18 inches
$8,500​

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Alyssa Monks, Stay Open, 2020, oil on panel, 18 x 12 inches

Alyssa Monks
Stay Open, 2020
oil on panel
18 x 12 inches
$8,500

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Alyssa Monks, Accept the Unacceptable, 2020, oil on panel, 12 x 18 inches

Alyssa Monks
Accept the Unacceptable, 2020
oil on panel
12 x 18 inches
$8,500

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Alyssa Monks, This is Not Happening, 2020, oil on panel, 12 x 18 inches

Alyssa Monks
This is Not Happening, 2020
oil on panel
12 x 18 inches
$8,500

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Alyssa Monks, Infinite, 2019, oil on linen, 40 x 40 inches

Alyssa Monks
Infinite, 2019
oil on linen
40 x 40 inches
$20,000

Alyssa Monks, Aerosol, 2020, oil on panel, 18 x 12 inches

Alyssa Monks
Aerosol, 2020
oil on panel
18 x 12 inches
$8,500​

Alyssa Monks, Wane, 2020, oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches

Alyssa Monks
Wane, 2020
oil on linen
36 x 36 inches
$18,000

Alyssa Monks, Burnout, 2020, oil on panel, 12 x 18 inches

Alyssa Monks
Burnout, 2020
oil on panel
12 x 18 inches
$8,500​

Alyssa Monks, Stay Open, 2020, oil on panel, 18 x 12 inches

Alyssa Monks
Stay Open, 2020
oil on panel
18 x 12 inches
$8,500

Alyssa Monks, Accept the Unacceptable, 2020, oil on panel, 12 x 18 inches

Alyssa Monks
Accept the Unacceptable, 2020
oil on panel
12 x 18 inches
$8,500

Alyssa Monks, This is Not Happening, 2020, oil on panel, 12 x 18 inches

Alyssa Monks
This is Not Happening, 2020
oil on panel
12 x 18 inches
$8,500

Monks in studio

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