Six years ago, Vancouver based artist Fiona Tang began focusing on a career in ceramics when she discovered she was allergic to the glazes and clay, so, she moved onto painting and drawing. Apparently, switching mediums didn’t hurt, now she’s showcasing these amazing trompe l’oeil* style charcoal and chalk pastel life-sized animals that are seemingly popping out of walls in mid action. For her art is a means “to connect and understand the world around me, also to express and invited the outside world into mine, to see the world through my eyes, through my emotions, my marks, my energy.”
Seen above is Shark vs Humpback Whale (March 2014), and below is The Guardian (2014).
* trompe l’oeil – drawing realistic imagery that makes 2D objects appear 3D.