Monika Kárándi's practice depicts her memories distorted over time as abstract forms. For the artist, the resulting world, which seems surreal, mirrors her attitude to both life and art. She considers these fallible and that fallibility, with the full doubt of future, makes her works quite dystopian. Kárándi's extinct, meaty landscapes dominate the field of the picture, but the entities inside bring life to the works.
Inspired by the Namib Desert on the west coast of South Africa, the artist's latest series of works explores the intimate life of native seedlings in the desert, which grow in pairs then gradually fracture and die; for Kárándi this life cycle has a strange parrellel with her own personal experiences of loss. As a result, in these works, an earthly garden mood shows the plants evolving into much more anthropomorphic forms.
Kárándi graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest in with an MA in Fine Arts in 2014. Since then, her works have been exhibited by Ojiri Gallery, WOAW Gallery, Anar Ebgi Gallery and Nicodim Gallery in solo and group exhibitions in Budapest, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles.