Roselina Hung has to be one of Vancouver BC’s best kept secrets. Her frequent use of pattern in her work is incredibly bold as is the palette she chooses. She works from large to miniature which is not the easiest transition for most artists. The above image is from a series of paintings inspired by shopping catalogues of another era. The cut-out collage sensibility combined with the nostalgic retro print pattern results in the effect of a pop-art paper doll.
Her continuous return to self-portraiture, as seen below, seems to explore her notions of self-identification. She captures herself as delicate and serene in a way that speaks to the experience of the meditative thought that arises when working on self-portraits. It is something akin to the experience of gazing into a mirror and trying to reconcile what is seen there with what is known to be true of one’s life experience.