Grandma / 祖母 / Oma
Oil on Canvas
40" x 30"
Completed in 2003
Inventory # 2459.101.2003.11.012
© Matthew Felix Sun
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Published by Synchronized Chaos, an interdisciplinary art, poetry, literary, science, nature, cultural issues, and travel writing webzine, October 2009
Part of Matthew Felix Sun's Apocalypse Series
If I have to summarize my career as an artist, I would say that the biggest achievement I’ve attained was the creation of my portrait painting “Grandma”.
Looking back to my paintings inspired by literature, my Grandma remains my best creation, which was inspired by few scattered descriptions of the protagonist's peasant grandmother at various phases of her long life by Günter Grass in his fantastic novel The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) - her many layers of skirts, her peeling potatoes, the heated bricks she used to keep warm, again, underneath her layers of skirts.
This painting was inspired by passages from Günter Grass's novel The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel).
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is presenting an "Unauthorized SFMOMA Show", which allows people to upload images of artworks to SFMOMA website, and "all works are immediately accepted, each submission automatically constituting an Unauthorized SFMOMA Solo Show on view at SFMOMA via the same website ( sfmoma.show ). Each exhibition starts when a work is submitted and ends when a new work is submitted."
A couple weeks later, I uploaded two oil paintings - my main endeavors, to be included in the upcoming catalogue.