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Live Art Critique: Patrick Sheng

Patrick Sheng

oil pastel
24″ x 18″


Clara Lieu, RISD Adjunct Professor

Clara Lieu
Art Prof & Partner

Artist Statement

“I’m 14 and I’m currently a 9th grade student in Canada. This is my self-portrait which I done when I was 13. I tried to play with oil pastel instead of acrylic painting for portrait!

This idea of myself portrait comes from one of my weird dreams in my childhood. I love the streetcar, so my mom and I always take the streetcars on Sundays. One day, I had a weird idea. If I stand on the track of the streetcar and the streetcar comes from behind me, what will my expression look like? Will my hair catch fire?

I found that the oil pastel is an amazing material for self-portrait creation. I done a test as a rough copy, then started to work on a big textured paper. I added my weird dream with a reference photo of streetcar on background. My dream comes true!”

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