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The landscape paintings of Los Angeles artist Hung Viet Nguyen observe specimens in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine forest, an old-growth forest in Central California with trees over four-thousand years old. Though each specimen is centrally composed, Nguyen develops animated relationships between the foreground, middle ground, and background. Nguyen’s heavily built-up surfaces add sculptural dimension, while each section is stylistically compartmentalized. Nguyen’s paintings through their use of saturated pigments, visual contrast, and physicality express a fully-realized exploration of the creative process through the artist's ongoing involvement with this site. 

(2015 - present)

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Ancient Pine #29
Oil on wood panel
48 x 48 inches (122 x 122 cm)
ANCIENT PINE # 27
oil on canvas
60" x 48"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on Panel
24" x 30"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on Panel
30" x 24"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on panel
48 x 60 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on linen
20" x 24"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on panel
48" x 60"
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on wood panel
30 x 24 in.
Bristlecone Pine
Oil on wood
24 x 30 in.
ANCIENT PINE # 1
Oil on wood
24 x 30 in.
Ancient Pine #28
oil on panel
48 x 48 inches (122 x 122 cm)
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on Panel
9" x 12"
ANCIENT PINE # 19
Oil on panel
12 x 12 in.
ANCIENT PINE # 18
Oil on panel
12 x 12 in.
ANCIENT PINE # 17
Oil on panel
12 x 12 in.
ANCIENT PINE # 16
Oil on panel
12 x 12 in.
ANCIENT PINE # 15
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 panel
24 x 30 in.
Artist Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on wood panel
48 x 60 in.
Bristlecone Pine
Oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
Bristlecone Pine
Oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
Bristlecone Pine
Oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
Bristlecone Pine
Oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
Bristlecone Pine
Oil on wood
12 x 12 in.
Bristlecone Pine
Oil on wood
24 x 30 in.
Bristlecone Pine
Oil on wood
30 x 24 in.