Shared Space

Troy Gua

Shared Space showcases new work by Seattle artist Troy Gua. Known for his large portrait work and glossy finishes, Troy expands his creative approach to his signature layered works with a gritty and enduring human essence.

Artist Reception
Sunday, April 7th, 2024, 3 to 5pm
at Oranj Studio

About the Exhibit

The work in ‘Shared Space’ is based around the theme of Modernism and the late-19th and early-20th century players within the art movements it spawned. In the spirit of Modernist experimentation, I’ve altered, filtered, processed, and remixed artists’ own sketches, portraits, and self-portraits, superimposing those who inspired/pushed/loved/hated each other, manifesting in this new work of resin coated ink image transfer collages on wood panels.

This series is essentially a sub-series of my extensive Pop Hybrids work, wherein I examine multiplicity and the fluidity of identity by combining two or more notable personalities - represented by highly stylized and processed graphic imagery - into a single new iconic image, challenging the viewer to decipher the multi-portrait while making sardonic, metaphorical and sometimes philosophical statements.


Oranj Studio
726 SW Gaines St
Portland, OR 97239

10am - 5pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Coming soon....