31 years
by Tanya Wischerath

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Oil on wooden panel

Tanya Wischerath studied at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia and California College of Art. Her work has been seen in group and solo exhibitions in San Francisco.

The portrait is of the artist’s partner and was made in Wischerath’s apartment. The painting was inspired by the sitter’s apparent self-confidence that can be perceived as by strangers as a form of confrontation. The artist wondered: ‘What does it mean for a person’s natural expression of self to be a challenge to the world around them?’

    31 years by Tanya Wischerath, 2014
    © Tanya Wischerath