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In this series paintings, I would like to combine between East and West landscapes. Not only sceneries from two different regions, but also techniques similar to woodblock, scroll paintings, ceramic art, mosaic, stained glass, oil paintings,...

The salty scent of crashing waves, shear canyons and cliffs rising and dropping in perspective, and the colors that only exists in the bright Southern California sun...these along with the floating clouds and stars in the night sky are the inspirations that guide me. I have been on many hikes in different regions around the globe and I take it all in. I process everything into a semi-abstract expression of what I felt was there. My
work is a visual expression of the senses rather than a literary representation of a landmark.
I accomplish this with complex layering of paints. I begin with a layer of thick base oil under-painting, where I organize land masses, sky space, and water boundaries. The body of the painting appears when I begin to put in the texture. Adding paint and scraping it away builds the texture and reveals the colors. Working in oil is a time consuming process which takes weeks to accomplish but allows me the ability to work in layers. I tend to work on several paintings at a time, with them all finishing seemingly, at once. Once the textures are dry, I glaze each area to get the final color I envisioned.

(2012 - 2014)

Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
24 x 30 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on linen
24 x 20 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
24 x 30 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on linen
22 x 28 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
18 x 24 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
8 x 16 in.
artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
11 x 14 in.
2013
Mindscape # 40
oil on wood
11 x 14 in.
2013
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
8 x 16 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
12 x 16 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
24 x 30 in.
Mindscape # 33
oil on wood
24 x 30 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on linen
28 x 22 in.
Mindscape # 32
oil on wood
20 x 24 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on linen
22 x 28 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on linen
22 x 28 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
24 x 20 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on linen
22 x 28 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on linen
22 x 28 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on canvas
28 x 22 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on canvas
22 x 28 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
9 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on linen
24 x 18 in.
2013
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
9 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
8 x 6 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
8 x 8 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
8 x 8 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
9 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
8 x 8 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
8 x 8 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
9 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
11 x 14 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
8 x 8 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
OIL on wood
9 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
8 x 8 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
5 x 7 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
16 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
12 x 16 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil & gold leaf (23K) on wood
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil & gold leaf (23K) on wood
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
12 x 16 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil and gold leaf (23K) on wood
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
9 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on canvas
48 x 30 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on canvas
28 x 22 in.
2013
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on canvas
28 x 22 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on canvas
22 x 28 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on canvas
28 x 22 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on linen
24 x 30 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Mix on wood
12 x 16 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Mix on wood
11 x 14 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
8 x 8 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
8 x 8 in.