Thu Nguyen

Thu Nguyen , The elegance of Eros



" I was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Being very shy, I spent much of my childhood upstairs making quilts, doll clothes, and painting, instead of playing with other children...Now I live and paint in Los Angeles "

1:30 A.M., oil on panel -The art of love is largely art of persistence.

" I’m working on an ongoing series of realistic figure paintings of myself. "

The essence art of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure-6 30 A M, 2010

"With this series I hope to explore how my varying emotional states, which range from defiance to despair, can be captured in paintings of myself."

Midnight Conversation, oil on panel, 16x20 inches


" By using myself as the only subject, I intend to go beyond the superficial variety of different models being painted in the same way and instead look at how a variety of emotional responses can be generated using the same subject with different poses, lighting and environments.  

Every moment is è golden one for her who has the vision to recognize it as such.