Community Interest Company

Monika Alff

Monika Alff (MA) - Artist Statement

Monika is a visual artist originally from Berlin but has called Scotland home for nearly three decades. She loves colour and has a strong connection with the surreal and the semi abstract and uses this approach to express ambiguous and manifold thoughts and meanings. An element of surprise is always good to lead the mind into different and new directions. Monika is also inspired by landscape and solitude. However, this is not always immediately obvious in her work. Her collages and paintings are often concerned with political/societal issues and also with spiritual/philosophical ones. Occasionally she ventures into small sculptural projects and also enjoys experimenting with recycled/ found objects.

Monika hopes people are stimulated to see their own meanings and find their own stories when viewing her work.