Monika GilSing, born in Hamburg, studied art and graphic arts there. For twenty years she worked as a creative director, graphic artist, illustrator and caricaturist in Düsseldorf, Zurich, Vienna and Hamburg. After turning her back on professional agency work, GilSing returned to her visual passion. The key artistic points of her work lie in painting and object art. Ideas originate on trips to far away countries. The borders between applied art and free expression have become fluxionary in her works. Developing picture dreams for André Heller or placing three-dimensional steel and wooden sculptures into the landscape gives her just as much pleasure as creating Swatch watches or giving expression to the bliss of the moment through joyful iArt, for instance when she ingeniously sketches a person's image onto her iPad, in seemingly no time at all.
“Monika GilSing is nearly always busy with figures that are in the midst of strong experiences. I suppose that her observations do not derive from a dream world but rather from the real planet of the ones obsessed by drawing and images. Great talent and mastery is needed in order to reach there… “