Son House #163 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 1995
20 x 18 in (51 x 46 cm)
Portrait of delta blues musician Eddie James "Son" House Jr, the painting cut to outline his silhouette, which only heightens the feeling of immediacy in Tommy Cheng's style.
Tommy Cheng is a contemporary outsider and folk artist who lives and paints in Washington Heights. His unique style of portraiture has attracted gallery shows in New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Paris. Cheng's portraits are inspired by pop culture and celebrities. With its wide open eyes, deceivingly expressive faces, and modernly flat construction a Cheng portrait is instantly identifiable.
Artist: Tommy Cheng
Material: Acrylic on plywood