Artillery Magazine - The Spiritualized Landscapes of Hung Viet Nguyen by Genie Davis
His subjects in nature are limitless. “Nature taught me my style, which comes from a pattern,” he says. “I am just creating the language; it is a journey of discovery. I think I am going to keep painting for a very long time. I haven’t seen anything that limits me, yet. Sometimes a new element comes up, right now that has been volcanos.”
Interview with Hùng Viet Nguyen - Sacred Journey
What is your creative process?
I often sketch on small note sketch-book to get some ideas about the best composition. But I usually don’t look at the sketches while creating the artwork, I think that way I can bring more elements into the artwork without planning. I believe an artwork needs to have both consciousness and unconsciousness elements. I build the artwork step by step, from raw thick paints to defined textures, then details and colors adding back and forth until nothing else I can do to make it better.
Art and Cake - Hung Viet Nguyen’s Metaphysical Landscapes by Betty Brown
Written by Betty Brown - Art and Cake Magazine
ART[T]MOIRE - HUNG VIET NGUYEN
Q. What role does the artist have in society?
A. An artist is as a monk, focusing on the spiritual journey, lives a simple life, consumes less and leaves something beautiful for others.
Voyage LA - Art & Life with Hung Viet Nguyen
Interview by VOYAGE LA Magazine
KCET - The Mystical Mindscapes of Hung Viet Nguyen by Meher McArthur
Nguoi Viet Daily News - Artist Nguyen Viet Hung
Riot Material - Hung Viet Nguyen’s Artistic and Spiritual Alchemy by Genie Davis
Despite his vibrant subjects and beautifully honed techniques, Nguyen is nothing but unassuming when it comes to what he wants viewers to take from his work. “It’s great if people can have feelings for my artwork. Everything else will come later.”
He adds “I never force myself to change my art. I let it evolve naturally, and I think it should be that way.”
For the viewer, that evolution carries one on a journey to a place that is beyond the ordinary, beyond the defined, into a world that is truly magical.
Article by Genie Davis
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San Diego Art Institute - 53rd International Show
Media Services Award: Hung Viet Nguyen: “Sacred Cove”
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