Week 19 Bachmann girl

Bachmann Girl 巴赫曼姑娘, Acrylic on canvas 布面丙烯, 100 x 100 cm Niamh Cunningham/瑞莲,2017

This portrait is different from the others, it is not of a person I know personally although I have enjoyed reading her translated poetry. The painting is based on the antiwar poet Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) as a young girl. I painted this especially for the group exhibition ‘Mortgaged Time’ (a title of one of her poems) which was held at Red Gate Gallery 798 in April 2018 .

Click here Here is the blog on that particular exhibition.

A portrait will be posted every week on this website home page throughout the year of 2019. Some are of young Chinese learners whom I used to teach in my early years in China (this is from the Transparent Milk Series), some are of family , friends, and others are of artists and curators with whom I have worked over the years.