For the last 15 years, Monika Behrens has been developing her practice within the realm of still life painting. Recently, she has concentrated on the history of still life painting, focusing on 17th century Dutch still life. 

Her current work creates a dialogue between the histories of traditional still life and contemporary methods of making paintings. She has been researching and painting based on different sub-genres of the tradition - namely Floral, Hunting Trophy and Pronk - concentrating on the similarities within the compositions of each sub-genre. She then uses this knowledge to create paintings that blend digital and analogue technologies.