by Agape Charmani
Winnie Truong is a Toronto-born young artist famous for her abstract but romantic depictions of human hair. Her subjects are hairy, appalling people who don’t seem to care about their appearance. These strange, otherworldly characters discusses hair styling practices of the Western world and comment on Western beauty standards.
For Truong hair is not just a provocative medium, it is also her starting point, while the artist allows it to define the lines of the whole image. Using dark elements like skeletons, or beautiful features like feathers, Truong balances between the dreamy and the nightmarish, giving each of her images enough to be a little bit of both.