Matthew Choy comes from an urban art background, lived in New York for about 15 years, graduated from Pratt Institute. Camilla Moen studied fine arts at Fagerlia School in Norway at a young age. Together both Camilla and Matthew formed Monster Of Brooklyn Modern Art.
Monster of Brooklyn use a figure of an over-populated planet routinely in their work; it features in every image produced by the artists. It is a representation of the dense, multifarious world we live in. The monochrome colours that make up this biosphere are juxtaposed by the artists’ characteristic use of vibrant and animated colours. Colour for Choy and Moen embodies multiculturalism.
This piece is created with the inspirational ideas of using colors and patterns to represent the multicultural life of New York City. The gorilla was chosen as a subject to indicate its strength and the will to be on top of the world. The meaning of this piece is to convey the colorful life of New York City with strength and unity.