Indian Warrior #14 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 1994
26 x 17 in (66 x 43 cm)
A colorful portrait of a Native American holding a knife. It's the colors in this painting that really pop: the bright red-orange of the Native American's feather compliments wonderfully with the green backdrop behind it.
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: Paint on plywood