‘Breathing, the Lustre Dripping’ by Mandy Tsung
Artist: Mandy Tsung
Title: ‘Breathing, the Lustre Dripping’
Medium: Acrylic and Graphite on Paper Mounted to Wood
Dimensions: 8” x 8”
Framing: Framed (Frame Size: 9.75” x 9.75” x 1.75” deep, Floating and Without Glass)
Year of Creation: 2018
About the Artist:
Mandy’s work revolves around the feminine figure. Having grown up surrounded by literature, magazines, and comics that depict captivating women, her impulse is to both emulate and subvert the imagery that informs her view of what it is to be a woman, a person, really, in this modern age. This picture is made complex and, often, contradictory by the fact that she is of mixed ethnicity. Notions of gender become acute when she chooses models who are neither man or woman; who identify as non-binary. Ultimately, the characters in her paintings are meant to be emotive; to communicate the depths of human experience through gestures and expressions.
She was born in Banff, but spent most of her formative years in Calgary and Hong Kong. After completing a BFA in Sculpture at The Alberta College of Art and Design in 2007, she then moved to Vancouver where she now paints and tattoos full-time. She has exhibited in numerous galleries in North America, Japan, Germany, and Australia.