2018, Mixed media on canvas, 190 x 150 cm (WxH), packed in a roll
Inspired by the book "Where the Wild Guys Live", Theresa decided to make her surname Gregor her first name, so people thought the artist was a man and she painted a series of extremely colorful pictures. For her it was a liberation "to work as a man". For Theresa Gregor, these works in this series are an antithesis of the minimalism of recent years in the art scene. The mandarin is perfectly suited for this series as a bear girl, because the mandarin was also originally very exotic for Europeans. After all, it came from India or China - in other words from a "distant exotic" country. The mandarin had been cultivated there for hundreds of years, but it was not until the 18th century that it came to Europe, when it was called the "Canton orange".
The work is shipped in a roll. The wooden frame for stretching the canvas is delivered disassembled togethr with the painting.
About the artist
Visited the HTL Hallein, Sculpture Department,
Studied artistic photography in Vienna, stage and costume design at the Mozarteum and painting at the Accademia di belle arti di Venezia.
Currently she lives and works in Vienna and Venice.