A Look at Jakub Julian Ziolkowski’s “Monotypes”

Source Juxtapoz Magazine – Juxtapoz Magazine – Home 

Concurrent to his solo exhibition of paintings, sculptural relief, and ceramics at the gallery, Jakub Julian Ziolkowski’s series of monotypes on paper are on view online with James Fuentes, spotlight an area of the artist’s practice that is at once foundational and expansive. Ziolkowski first experimented with the monotype as an advanced drawing technique over twenty years ago. It became a method he has honed on a near-daily basis since. As with the various meditative and shamanic practices that round out his creative life, this form of drawing requires a deep focus and a surrender to precision where, in his words, “everything matters.” The pressure of a sharp pencil perfectly imprints a sheet of paper, its underside meeting a glass…

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