Jonathan Monk was born in 1969, Leicester, UK. He lives and works in Berlin.
''Appropriation is something I have used or worked with in my art since starting art school in 1987. At this time (and still now) I realized that being original was almost impossible, so I tried using what was already available as source material for my own work. By doing this I think I also created something original and certainly something very different to what I was representing. I always think that art is about ideas, and surely the idea of an original and a copy of an original are two very different things.'' Jonathan Monk, 2009
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