Winnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper Illustrations

Winnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper Illustrations

Working exclusively with colored pencils, Toronto based illustrator Winnie Truong’s body of work continues to explore the possibilities of large-scale drawing and the expressiveness of hair as subject in her art. ‘Paper Cuts’ is a new body of work by Winnie Truong that was created over the course of a two-month period of isolation at the Doris McCarthy Artist Residency at Fool’s Paradise. Truong collected and drew from her surrounding winter cottage and landscape, the silhouettes of branches, withered florae, and dry grass which she uses as layered and dimensional elements that organically emerge from her deserted nude figures. Her works are both beautiful and grotesque, familiar and discomforting; Truong’s drawings question and subvert our heavily coded ideas of beauty and the status quo while inspiring the imagination.

Winnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper IllustrationsWinnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper IllustrationsWinnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper IllustrationsWinnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper Illustrations

“Truong explores ideas of loneliness, tranquillity, nature, domesticity, femininity, self-care, and self-indulgence while channelling the quiet rebellion of Doris’s life on the Bluffs,” stated by Erin Stump Projects. “The provenance of the site and spirit of independence is embodied by Wimmin-creatures Truong creates from line work and cut paper. Truong’ subjects are all at once fragile, robust, and blasé as they pose suspended in their environments of carefully placed stems and tendrils; Wimmin-creatures with overgrowths and imperfections that mingle and merge into the body’s flesh and folds, who not only thrive in isolation, but birth their own environments.”

Winnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper IllustrationsWinnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper IllustrationsWinnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper Illustrations

Truong has been featured in numerous art publications, blogs, and magazines. Her work can be seen in the N.Y times, the cover of Hi-Fructose Magazine and in Walk The Line : Art of Drawing. Her work is in the collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in KA, and Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto. She has exhibited in international group and solo shows in Toronto, Copenhagen, New York and Los Angeles, and has been featured Volta fair N.Y.

Winnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper IllustrationsWinnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper IllustrationsWinnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper IllustrationsWinnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper Illustrations

via Erin Stump Projects

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