Acrylic Paintings by Duy Huynh
Vietnamese artist tells fascinating personal stories through his poetic illustrations
Vietnam-born artist Duy Huynh paints beautiful poetic and contemplative acrylic paintings inspired by ancient folklore, comic books, film and music. His paintings resemble pages from a picture book- only that his depicted scenes also have highly surrealistic qualities. Moving to the US as a child in the early 80s, Huynh struggled with language barriers and cultural shock. Cultural displacement is a recurring theme in his work, including what he describes as “attempts to literally and symbolically connect fluid patterns in nature/wildlife with that of human made aspiration.” He essentially creates a visual language that evokes a sense of wonderment. Much of his paintings are inspired by deeply personal thoughts and experiences, however he also cleverly uses symbols and wordplay to allow viewers to impose their own interpretation and imagine their own storylines.
To learn more about the artist and his work, visit his archive here.