Eat, Play and Whatever by Stickymonger: Untitled Art

29 November - 3 December 2022 
Booth: A62

WOAW Gallery is proud to present Stickymonger’s “Eat, Play, and Whatever”. The solo exhibition features an ambitious selection of paintings that come together to celebrate that living is for the present, encouraging one to eat as one likes and play until the wheels come off. Consequences are for tomorrow, the day after, or perhaps even after that. The viewer is invited to step inside, grab a partner, and dance across the booth, relishing in these scrumptious new works prepared by the artist from the cookbook of her magical, wondrous mind.


In the piece titled “Eat, Play, and Whatever”, Stickymonger takes the viewer to a whimsical dinner feast like no other. At the table are five of her signature figures, living their best lives whilst existing within their own canvas. Playing by their respective sets of rules, these figures remain true to themselves and answer to no one else. Hung together, this run of five canvases creates a long, decadent, and lavish dining table that playfully brings to mind Leonardo da Vinci’s world-renowned masterpiece, “The Last Supper”. Nevertheless, art history is the last thing on these girls’ minds. They live only for today, eating as they please and revelling in the light of life’s offerings. Consequences are for tomorrow; as for now...bon appétit! 


About Stickymonger

Stickymonger is a New York-based artist whose giant murals transform ordinary spaces into eerie, dreamlike, parallel universes. Looking into the large eyes of her animation-inspired subjects, the viewer is invited to explore the interplay of darkness and light, as well as the tension between innocence and fear, femininity and anxiety. The artist’s early murals were created using hundreds of vinyl stickers, meticulously put together, piece by piece. The method served to create a sense that each image was melting and flowing together, like a river of ink down a gallery’s walls. This dark fluidity at the centre of Stickymonger’s work was inspired by her youth in South Korea, where — growing up in a home next to her family’s gas station — the artist’s imaginative universe was formed while playing in the shadow of oil drums and staring into the reflections of dense black petroleum puddles.