Self-Portrait #28 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 1994
24 x 13 in (61 x 33 cm)
A self-portrait by the artist Tommy Cheng, a ruminative look on his face, the off-centered placement of the portrait creating a greater sense of space within the painting.
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