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          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 THAT 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 AN APPEALING ALLURE, WHICH I THINK FITS THE AMBIGUOUS

                                                                              PUSH/PULL WE EXPERIENCE TOWARDS OUR OWN ANIMALISTIC 

                                                                                   NATURE.

PHOTO BY ANDERS DALHØJ