Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Portrait of the artist Terence Koh

I was given the task to paint the portrait of one of my favorite artists, Terence Koh. I believe he is one of the most influential and modern artists of our time. He works in all sorts of mediums of all shapes and sizes, from large installations made of his own bodily fluids covering drum sets, to edible canvases covered in sugar.

The challenge was to bring the viewer into his mind's world, without showing his art work. I wanted to work with the idea that an interviewer had quoted, "A face of an angel, but the mid of a sewer rat", and the concept of a led zeppelin (light versus darkness).

It was an honor to have seen this piece posted on Terence's website:, as a diary entree, with a poem. You can check it out at:
"Portrait of the artist Terence Koh"
Mixed media of paper, mounted on board, 12 x 16"

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