Archive for May 2010

Indochina Woman #1

May 1, 2010

Indochina Woman #1 By Nguyen Quang Huy 2006

Indochina Girl #86 By Nguyen Quang Huy 2007

Nguyen Quang Huy, one of Hanoi’s finest young artists, was born in 1971 in Ha Tay, in the North of Vietnam.  Huy’s work combines silhouetted forms painted in fields of color with enigmatic writing which is used as a graphic element. His work is mysterious; he does not explicitly spell out its meaning. He consistently uses biomorphic shapes bathed in color and illegible script in his works which range from small works on rice paper to large works on canvas that measure several meters in length and width.

Indochina Girl #30 By Nguyen Quang Huy 2005

I chose these oil on canvas paintings as I when I first saw Indochina Woman #1 I thought it was a black and white photo. I am intrigued by this artist ability.Mr. Huy is a contemporary artist,  I do not understand or properly appreciate some of his more abstract art, however, his realist works are exceptionally fine!! He is a major talent and I hope to see more of his work in the future.