Born (1982) in South Korea, Monica is a Danish painter who lives and works in Copenhagen.
"I am interested in portraying certain primal drives and urges within the human experience - those deep rooted, seemingly irrational, darker emotions and impulses.
An ongoing theme within our existence is this complex struggle with our primal behavioural tendencies, which we constantly and meticulously try to either repress, regulate or even disguise to function and coexist.
Although, however hidden or well managed, these ancient, unconscious impulses are indisputably part of our ground foundation as a species, influencing our everyday actions and how we individually and collectively exist in this world.
My attempts are to explore and manifest the visions I have of these drives by giving them form, bodies or faces - to acknowledge them and perhaps better understand them as a part of my/our condition as a human being."