210×290 In Graphite/Ink
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance – Oscar Wilde
This portrait was inspired by Hong Kong actress Tang Wei from the controversial Ang Lee film “Lust, Caution” released in 2007. Tang was subsequently blacklisted by the Chinese Government. However the portrait is more about the 21st century’s obsession with the potent mix of beauty and violence and it’s glamorization.