Her work is an ode to the latent childish innocence, which was once so familiar to all of us. An ode to the joyful inner child that we all carry inside. Innocence, naivety, curiosity, adventure, purity and joy. Ana tries to reinterpret the world without rules and without limits, as a child would do before social judgment and established norms are imposed on him. An exploration of the abandonment of the formal structure. Bringing the inner artist to the surface and promoting creativity unbridled by limitations, Ana’s work is both innocent and slightly absurd.
Ana Monsó turns her gaze to the history of art to reread great artists such as Klimt or Goya and reinterprets them from the position that her youth gives her, being able to gather a double perspective: on the one hand, the aesthetic and conceptual memory developed by male artists where the woman’s body is sacralized or considered an object of desire; and secondly, the feminist thought, already imprinted in the DNA of her time, where she addresses the problem of the female body as a social construct.
Despite the clear youth of Ana Monsó (Barcelona, 1998), she defines herself as a multidisciplinary emerging artist whose practice conveys a spontaneous and emotional spirit, inspired by her childhood memories. Ana studied Art and Design at Cambridge and shortly after Fashion Design at the University of Arts London, but she is largely self-taught. In 2021 she had her first solo exhibition at Pigment Gallery, who presented her for Art Nou as an emerging artist. During that year and the following, her works have been exhibited at art fairs in Europe. In June 2022 she presents her second exhibition called ‘Ode to Childhood’. She is currently one of the resident artists at the Piramidón contemporary art centre.