News__ Iris Van Dongen
Dutch artist, Iris van Dongen uses a mix of charcoal, pastel and paint to create large scale canvas paintings of women in abstract settings. Iris styles and photographs the models herself, then she paints the image onto canvas. In 2005, the New York Times called her a "[p]op-Conceptualist toying with styles" whose "greatest ambition" appears to be making drawings of "dreamy girls" but we think there is depth beyond the surface. Read a recent interview with Iris about the recent developments in her technique and her inspirations here.