Suyin Wai, Charlotte, 2021

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Artist: Suyin Wai
Title: Charlotte
Year: 2021
Medium: mixed media on canvas
Dimensions: 35.5 x 28 x 3.8 cm (14" H x 11" W x 1.5" D)
Type: original 

A series devoted to powerful yet often misunderstood geisha and courtesan women. I hope to explore some of the beauty juxtaposed with the ugly side of being in these personas. I have painted these women without faces to reflect how they are often seen yet, certainly never forgotten. There is a lot of controversy and contradictions with these women, and I express this using various and opposing materials (India ink and oil pastels), hoping that something interesting happens. People are never just one-sided but often multi-faceted, full of contradictions and opposing ideas. These women I create represent the complexities of the human condition

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