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

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I AM FASCINATED BY THE DARKER SIDE OF OUR PSYCHOLOGICAL MAKEUP, AS WELL AS THOSE INNER,     "GREY" DEMONS THAT LURK WITHIN ALL OF US.

 PRIMAL DRIVERS AS DESIRE, AGRRESSION, HUNGER FOR POWER AND PLEASURE ARE ALL SIGNIFICANT   FORCES, THAT ARE DEEPLY ROOTED WITHIN US, AS SURVIVAL MECHANISMS, BUT FORCES WE ALSO   

 CONSTANTLY HAVE TO CENSOR, REPRESS OR ADMINISTER, TO MAINTAIN A CIVILISED ENVIRONMENT.

                                                       IN MY ART, I AM COMPELLED TO EXPRESS AND GIVE FORM TO THESE MORE 

                                                             OR LESS TABOO, NEVER THE LESS FUNDAMENTAL, POWERS. 

                                                               VISUALLY, I AM TRYING TO BALANCE BETWEEN A RAW, FERAL ENERGY

                                                                     AND A CONTRASTING APPEALING ALLURE, WHICH I LIKE TO THINK

                                                                          FITS THE AMBIGUOUS PUSH/PULL, WE EXPERIENCE TOWARDS

                                                                            OUR OWN ANIMALISTIC NATURE.

PHOTO BY ANDERS DALHØJ
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