Artist Statement

My practice involves the deconstruction of reliance on coping mechanisms. I am interested in looking at the juxtaposition of guilt/shame culture, while simultaneously romanticizing/normalizing habits.

Works explore themes of valuing love and connection, with a dependency on technology as an accessible platform for such. With the use of symbolism such as cell phones, messages, and cigarette packs, relating to the topic of addiction to represent these themes.

With an interdisciplinary approach, I work within the realms of ceramics, printed matter, drawing, painting, performance and installation. The variety of objects and media provide a physical element to what would otherwise remain hypothetical, in memories, or visually online. A version the subject matter can now be experienced through viewership, touch, destruction

and so on.

 © Monica Joy Peeff 2020