Brooklyn-based painter Dominique Fung constructs dreamscapes that chronicle imagined worlds, sea voyages, and Orientalist interiors. In Tusk, Fung’s creature emerges from primordial ooze with the suggestion of a tusk and trunk, engulfed in pieces of coral or stick segments and a single human hand. The seemingly downtrodden gaze of the organism invites pity and wonder, and Fung’s glowing amber light and Rembrandt-like painting style imbue the surreal with dignity. Fung says, “I definitely use sensuous tones and glossy finishes but also humor and the uncanny as a mechanism to draw the viewer into the painting.” Born in Ottawa, Canada, Fung has shown her work in solo and groups presentations in the US, Canada, and Europe.
oil on linen
18 x 24 inches