Born in South Korea 1982, Monica is a Danish painter who lives and works in Copenhagen.

"I am interested in certain primal drives and urges within the human experience - those deep rooted, seemingly irrational, darker emotions and impulses.

A recurring 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, to withhold a civilised society.

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.

Within my creative process I attempt to access and carnalize these darker emotions by giving them form, bodies or faces - to acknowledge them and perhaps better understand them as a part of my condition as a human being."

Monica is a member of the Dark Art Movement - an organization created to promote the dark art in all its variants, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work in this artistic genre.


Read more about the DARK ART MOVEMENT here.