Published by Pace Publishing. Text by Mark Beasley, Suzanne Hudson. Interview by John Yau.
William Monk (born 1977) is known for his semiabstract, atmospheric and vibrant paintings that feature mysterious and otherworldly forms. Engaged with notions of the afterlife, Monkís latest series The Ferryman is comprised of large-scale paintings and smaller compositions that focus on the journey from this life into the next.? Published to accompany Monkís three-venue exhibition at Pace Gallery in New York and East Hampton and Grimm Gallery in New York, this paperback volume guides the reader through all three exhibitions, presenting the entire body of work in a visual narrative, utilizing cinematic proportions and images to replicate the experience of Monkís careful spatial arrangements. A conversation between the artist and poet John Yau provides new insight into the artistís creative practices, while text by art historian and critic Suzanne Hudson explores the nuances of the ferryman figure and his psychedelic environment.