Portfolio > SACRED LANDSCAPE I & II & III

SACRED LANDSCAPE II (2015-present) Continued from the 2014-2015 series SACRED LANDSCAPE, this new body of work searches further to discover new forms, colors and spaces. Each painting expresses a unique perspective of scenery, distance, and space as a kaleidoscope of foreground, middle, and background.

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.
Aside from a semi recognizable landscape, I also experiment with forms and shapes to create sensual landscapes, which can be seen with relative ease. Nature is a sacred place, I always paint nature respectfully.

(2014 - present)
Sacred Cove (2013)

To see the artist's process please see the video (7':47"):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxZbUHjXLeM
Short clip version (2':11"):
vimeo.com/113246913

Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on panel
24" x 30"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on canvas
48" x 36"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on panel
24" x 30"
Sacred Landscape III # 2
oil on canvas
60" x 48"
Sacred Landscape III # 7
oil on canvas
48" x 24"
Sacred Landscape III # 8
oil on canvas
40" x 30"
Sacred Landscape III # 3
oil on canvas
30" x 40"
2017
Sacred Landscape III # 4
oil on canvas
48" x 36"
2017
Sacred Landscape III # 6
oil on panel
30" x 24"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on panel
12" x 16"
Sacred Landscape III # 9
oil on panel
12" x 12"
Sacred Landscape III # 10
oil on panel
12" x 12"
Sacred Landscape III # 11
oil on panel
12" x 12"
Sacred Landscape III # 12
oil on panel
12" x 12"
Sacred Landscape III # 13
oil on panel
12" x 12"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on panel
12" x 12"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on panel
12" x 12"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on panel
12" x 12"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on panel
12" x 12"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on panel
12" x 12"
Sacred Landscape II # 23
oil on panel
12" x 12"
2017
Sacred Landscape II # 24
oil on panel
12" x 12"
2017
Sacred Landscape II # 21
oil on panel
12" x 12"
2017
Sacred Landscape II # 22
oil on panel
12" x 12"
2017
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on Panel
24" x 30"
2016
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on Panel
24" x 30"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on Panel
24" x 30"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
72 x 120 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
72 x 40 in.
2013
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 on wood
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on wood
12 x 16 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on wood
14 x 11 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on wood
10 x 10 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 on wood
10 x 10 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
10 x 10 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
10 x 10 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
11 x 14 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on panel
30 x 24 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on panel
24 x 30 in.
Sacred Landscape II # 18
Oil on Panel
18" x 24"
Sacred Landscape II # 17
Oil on Panel
12" x 12"
Sacred Landscape II # 14
Oil on Panel
12" x 12"
Sacred Landscape II # 15
Oil on Panel
12" x 12"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on canvas
48 x 60 in.
Sacred Landscape II # 16
Oil on Panel
12" x 12"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on panel
12 x 12 in.
Sacred Landscape II # 8
Oil on Panel
12" x 12"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on panel
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on panel
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on panel
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on panel
12 x 12 in.
Sacred Landscape II # 7
Oil on panel
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on panel
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
2014
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 on wood
8 x 8 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
8 x 8 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on wood
14 x 11 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
12 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
12 x 12 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 on wood
12 x 12 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 on wood
12 x 12 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
10 x 10 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
oil on wood
10 x 10 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on wood
12 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
8 x 8 in.