Anh Duong: the art of self portrait

Anh Duong is a recognized New York based painter. An ex-dancer, she studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and began painting in the late 1980’s. Her work is almost exclusively dedicated to the portrait genre, and more precisely articulated around self-portraits. What is striking and captivating about her paintings is how raw and unglamourous she is depicting herself, her face,her body. Every single inch of flesh is scrutinized and depicted in the crudest colors before our eyes, her nudity exposed, her wide opened eyes in full contact with the viewer.

Her work somehow reminds me of expressionst artists such as Egon Schiele or even Lucian Freud and of course Frida Kahlo.

She has been exhibited internationally since by the biggest names such as Jérôme de Noirmont who hosted her 1st self-portraits series in 1999 and worked on a number of portraits commissioned by collectors such as Bruno Bischofberger, Princess Maria Theresia Alexandra of Thurn and Taxis (daughter of Gloria von Thurn und Taxis), and Swiss art collector and auctioneer Simon de Pury.

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the artist and her self-portrait – credit AD