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Room & Board Features Artists in Support of LA Family Housing Copy
March 18, 2022 - March 27, 2022
Please join Room & Board in support of LA Family Housing (LAFH) in an effort to help our homeless neighbors obtain permanent housing and a place to call home. When you purchase an artwork by the featured artist – this month is Hung Viet Nguyen – a 50% donation will be made on your behalf to continue the critical and life-saving services LAFH provides. Hung’s art may be found inside the Room & Board showroom through the month of April.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hung Viet Nguyen paints Landscape series as a visual expression of the senses rather than literal representation of specific landmarks or locations. Inspired by his many travels and the experience of place, it is memory, along with the emotion and spirit of each space that he translates into a semi-abstract expression of what it felt like to be there. Expressed through a complex layering of paints, Nguyen starts with thick bases of oil under-painting, then organizes space into landmass, mountains, sky, and water boundaries. Using color and objects to create depth, the ultimate sensation is a feeling of infinite space.
Nature is a sacred place; he always paints nature respectfully.
Born in Vietnam in 1957, Hung Viet Nguyen studied biology at the Science University in Saigon. After relocating to the U.S. in 1982, Nguyen found work as an illustrator, graphic artist and designer. He developed his artistic skills carefully studying a variety of traditional Eastern and Western forms, media and techniques. His complex, labor intensive use of oil paint reveals a mastery of texture. While portions of Nguyen’s work suggest the influence of traditional forms such as woodblock prints, oriental scroll paintings, ceramic art, mosaic, and stained glass, his ultimate expression as an artist asserts a more contemporary sensibility.