JAYBO MONK – SUR FACES
Hosted By 19 Karen
November 19th - December 17th, 2011
Jaybo (1968) is a runaway, setting out and wandering along in a physical as well as in a creative sense. In his youth, he ran away from his home in southern France, settling in Kreuzberg, Berlin at the beginning of the 1980s. When he founded the streetwear label ‘Irie Daily’ and the cultural magazine ‘Style’ at the beginning of the 1990s, his influence on Berlin’s youth culture and fashion scene could be clearly seen. Even today, urban subculture is the driving force behind his artistic activities. Nailing down Jaybo’s work to a specific artistic genre seems nearly impossible in the face of the creative impulsiveness and eager experimentation that provide the key to understanding the allure of his work; work which meaningfully negotiates between the genres of pop art, graffiti and street art, and which also unselfconsciously contain implicit elements of Dadaism and Surrealism.