Artist: Namiko Chan Takahashi, (b.1974, Singapore)
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size (cm): 172.0 x 73.0 cm
Charisse is a striking portrait of the artist's friend that clearly conveys its subject's sense of self-possession. Exuding presence and bearing, this female nude embodies the ideals of beauty and empowerment. While most of the portrait is executed with impeccable finishing, the artist has retained rough sketch lines on the right arm and thigh. This imperfection or incompletion offers a more complex notion of beauty.