Potato Eater on a Starry Night #48 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 1994
18 x 13 in (46 x 33 cm)
A painting of a woman standing a starry background. Tommy Cheng's experimentation with light here is truly unique among his collection: only half of the women's face is illuminated in a red light, creating a mysterious and eery effect.
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