Mönster’s works seem to me like distant memories of old photographs mildewed with time.

Here the look and feel of photographs is no longer imitated by drawing or painting which follow the model set by the Photorealists. Rather, here is an art of photo imitation which is not only employed as such but which also conspicuously makes the viewer aware of this. A strikingly pictorial atmosphere is particularly developed in his night scenes of the port of Hamburg, the “Grosse Bleichen” shopping street in Hamburg or the gallery of vending machines at the Bühl motorway rest area.

When looking at Mönster's pictures it becomes immediately obvious why a type of music originally played and sung after sunset was named the blues.

Dr. Uwe Wittstock