Stickymonger holding a spraypaint can up to a piece of artwork on an easel

Stickymonger

The quiet beauty of the everyday finds home in surreal excepts from an artist's internal cinema.

“I just want to capture the never-ending moments and feelings that inspire me.”

Stickymonger creates manga-esque portraits with subtle elements of surrealism. Young contemplative women pose in familiar settings – eating, smoking and exploring. In monochrome and pastel colour palettes, hazy textures are rendered in multiple layers of spray paint and acrylic. The artist also makes fibreglass sculptures, murals and large-scale vinyl installations. A range of influences inform he...

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Bio

Joohee Park, aka Stickymonger, (she/her) was born in South Korea and is now based in Brooklyn, New York.

Practice

Her use of vinyl was inspired by her childhood memories of Korea, where her family owned a gas station, and became interested in petroleum and oil.

Did you know?

More than 10 years ago Stickmonger had a dream where a gigantic fish tank filled with broken girl androids spoke out to her. She believes this intense visualisation foreshadowed the use of glass and window installations in her work.

Collaborations with Stickymonger

Avant Arte and Stickymonger have one upcoming collaboration.