Here, technically accomplished paintings by Vietnamese painter Nguyen Xuan Huy (born 1976), blending influences from Goya, Bosch and Botticelli to Jeff Koons, feature desolate otherworldly landscapes, nude women, and dark allusions to contemporary life—from webcams and selfies to Agent Orange.
Published by Kerber. Text by Marc Wellmann, Stefan Reisner.
Borrowing liberally from art history, Vietnamese painter Nguyen Xuan Huy (born 1976) manipulates a Pop aesthetic to confront the traumatic legacy of the Vietnam War, specifically the birth defects caused by Agent Orange. The bodies that compose his haunting figurative tableaux are distorted yet graceful, humiliated yet strong--apt metaphors for a nation still in recovery.