Self-portrait “Homage to Frida Kahlo”


A amazing young artist.

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Self-portrait "Hommage to Frida Kahlo" / Oil paint on canvas / 2014.12 Self-portrait “Homage to Frida Kahlo” / Oil paint on canvas / 2014.12

Self-portrait "Hommage to Frida Kahlo" (Detail) / Oil paint on canvas / 2014.12 Self-portrait “Homage to Frida Kahlo” (Detail) / Oil paint on canvas / 2014.12

Self-portrait "Hommage to Frida Kahlo" (Process) / Oil paint on canvas / 2014.12 Self-portrait “Homage to Frida Kahlo” (Process) / Oil paint on canvas / 2014.12

When I think about Frida Kahlo, I reminiscence about the moment I first encountered Kahlo through a book when I was little. Kahlo’s agonizing story, starting from her lurid accident to her difficult love life with Rivera, has hold me spellbound and affected my relationship with art ever since. Just as Kahlo’s theme of her art is her personal pain, my artworks are mostly consisted of slightly gory paintings that exhibit extreme dismay. This is not because I consciously aimed to imitate her, but because I have always used art as an outlet of my own agony, despair, and frustration. My recent paintings that contain asian girls with emotionless faces and gruesome scars…

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