Winnie Truong – ‘Really Big Drawings of Hairy Faces’

Winnie Truong – Worth the Wait & Bear Arms

Winnie Truong’s website

Toronto’s Winnie Truong is featured in San Francisco’s top online arts magazine talking about her upcoming show in Toronto at ESP and how she answers when people ask her to describe her work:

“I usually tell them that I make really big drawings of hairy faces where hair becomes an unnatural extension of personality and whim of the subject. The work is about challenging those heavily coded ideas about the beautiful and the grotesque that exist in our culture.”

The 22-year-old Truong produces the large scale drawings  using pencil crayon and chalk paste.

She says her work finds  inspiration from the sci-fi tales of John Wyndham, H.G. Wells, as well as the “monster of the week” plot-lines of the X-files.

One of the reviews of her work called her colossal drawings  “both realistic and surreal – hairy, enigmatic, fascinating creatures staring into oblivion.”

Virility & Grace, 2010, pencil crayon on paper, 48 x 72 in.

Some Self-Restraint, 2010, pencil crayon on paper, 48 x 72 in.

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