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Lisa Wenger

My work is a quest for truth in a digital age. As viewers, we are constantly bombarded with images of perfection. These images are often so beautiful that they have become grotesque. My current paintings are large-scale cropped double portraits. I start with images that look as though they could appear on any social media networking site. We often post images online that are not true to who we actually are. My portraits have elements of beauty but also have an emphasis on the imperfections that society has told us are undesirable.

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Quest for Truth in a Digital Age

BY LISA WENGER
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 06, 2014

Lisa Wenger's work is a quest for truth in a digital age. As viewers, we are constantly bombarded with images of perfection, which are often so beautiful that they have become grotesque. She chooses to emphasize and praise imperfections in her portraits rather than allow media to persuade us that only perfection is beautiful.