Mandy Tsung is a Canadian artist born in Banff, Alberta in 1984. She attended the Alberta College of Art and Design where she majored in Sculpture and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. The primary focus of Mandy’s art is the human figure. These portraits embody the beauty, love, anger, power, sexuality and a little bit everything that is inherited within human beings. Her work is about capturing the complexity of emotion, and is greatly inspired by editorial fashion photography as well as nature.
The painting materials and substrates that she uses are an important part of her creative process.The paintings are created on wood panels, using the natural wood grain to blur the distinction between subject and background, human and environment. The space around the subject is organically shaped from each wood panel’s unique patterns, sometimes flowing in a way that becomes an Ukiyo-e landscape, other times, a pool of water or tree trunks. All of this is reflected in the eyes of the subject, who glares out at you with both vulnerability and care that tells you there is far more to her story than she is willing to say.