Working with brightly-hued shapes and systems, artist Christian Nguyen uses geometric abstraction as a means of storytelling. His latest paintings pare down his use of shapes and tonal range to create selective compositions valuing an economy of color and form.
“I began my studio practice as an installation artist – making environments and rooms that focused on a specific media. This developed into a series of architectural drawings which were made on a scale that made perspective an immersive experience.”
“I began using paint as a medium because I wanted to explore what was on the surface of the wall, and a canvas is an extension of this wall.”
“This painting explores a new direction in my work in which the architectural forms become more gestural. I am currently inspired by calligraphy and arabesques.”