Natasha Wong is an Auckland based artist who specialises in painting
stylised portraits of modern Alternative musicians. She graduated in 2014
with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree, majoring in Painting at the
University of Canterbury. Natasha moved to Auckland in 2017 and produces
artwork in a shared studio space in the CBD.
Currently Natasha experiments with the abstraction of the faces of musicians
to remove them from their identities and create visual illusions. The portraits
remain distinguishable as faces, though divided and arranged in various
sequences to confuse the eye. Her paintings represent personal icons and
aim to portray them as cryptic images; primarily influenced by visual
elements portrayed in Byzantine art and altarpieces as well as Andy Warhol’s silk screened portraits of celebrities.