SOLO

exhibition

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Nguyen

Dq

UNITED STATES

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"In order to create something abstract, you have to know what is real or realistic to make it abstract.''

As an award-winning artist in publications, and works exhibited around the world; D.q. Nguyen has, in a matter of two and a half years, rededicated himself by submerging in realism and abstract.


I think I had a good break through in this painting. Flowing color bands that flow like a globe light stretch colors. This eventually forms a weird and scratchy representation of a face with swinging hair. My original intent through out this paint was to give a edgy not shaky but not still feel through mark making. This work is all by brush work. It gives a created by hand look. At times a polished look works but not in this case.

Due to his loss of previous works dating before 2019; misfortunes, personal issues, to even years of homelessness there are only a handful of paintings from late 1990's that are in private collections. However, whatever has happened he has redefined his works and passion.

Atlanta Rise 2020

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This painting is all about 2020. This is my isolation painting with crazy events going on, covid 19, and history unraveling in front of my eyes. my play with the colors are cool to warm. This gives it a completing feel and complements the colors. This is how I used those colors to merge my images and then complete the subject

He continued to paint and draw significantly through those troubling times in the past and now paints in a wide range.

"You can't lose the magic when it comes to painting."

D.q. Nguyen's aesthetics are simple. It can be calculated, rational, and can at times be weighted by pure chance or accidental luck.

“After over twelve years of not producing works full time I reinvented my perception of realism all the way to pure abstract.”

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He has painted realistically and everything that is somewhat abstract representational to just aggressive mark making that becomes a symbolic element.