Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong
Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong’s technique is very special: He does not touches the canvas with his brush, all the painting is done by dropping the paint on the canvas. Depending on the texture of the paint, how the paint falls, from how high, it will create a different effect and a different spot. Through the accumulation of many layers created with an extremely precise technique, he creates very vibrant landscapes, remnant of the impressionists and pointillist styles.
Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong was born in Tra Vinh, Vietnam in 1975, graduated from Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University in 2001 and accepted a teaching position there after graduation. In 2003, he became a member of Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association and was awarded a certificate of merit at the 2000 Asia Pacific Contemporary Fine Arts Exhibition. “I often ask my paintings whether they dreamed me into existence or if it is the other way around. We live together and yet we are alone, both following our own paths and bearing our own destinies. They step into infinity without any reason and do not return. Thinking while they go, listening to their footsteps as they echo into the silence, an immense silence in an endless abyss. Where are they going? They struggle for life but cannot change their destinies except through the intervention of a miracle…perhaps they wait for a promise of happiness to come.”