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

"I am fascinated by our primal drives - how they have advanced us to the very top of the food chain, how they keep us thriving and evolving, but also how they can be detrimental to ourselves and everyone around us, if circumstances lead to excess.

 

Feral desire, agression, the hunger for power and pleasure are all driving forces for survival, and are perhaps felt as irrational compulsions that we all, more or less consciously, experience within, in our daily lives. These forces are also among the main themes I try to give form onto the canvas.

 

In my artistic expression, I try to find a balance between a raw, primal energy and an appealing allure, that I believe can create the best visceral tension, to best fit the themes and hopefully also to excite or astonish the viewer."