• size 22" × 16" × 1.5"
  • year 2019
  • materials Acrylic on canvas
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“I have always been fascinated with the beginning of the story... the genesis, the why. The forms in my work are inspired by essential elements that become different things.” — Christian Nguyen
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About the Artist

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Christian Nguyen (b. 1968) is a Brooklyn-based artist transforming architectural forms into symbols, color and light. Drawing from his complimentary practices as an installation artist and photographer, Christian’s paintings flatten and extend space creating a map-like image. Inspired by sources as diverse as Renaissance painting, to J.R.R. Tolkien and Paleolithic caves, his paintings evoke a personal yet open-ended narrative, allowing the viewer to bring their own experiences to their interpretation of the work.

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Christian Nguyen
  • Christian Nguyen tells us about how he approaches color, the influences of his most recent work, and Paleolithic art.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with Christian Nguyen
  • Working with brightly-hued shapes and systems, artist Christian Nguyen uses geometric abstraction as a means of storytelling.

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