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KENNY NGUYEN

Kenny Nguyen creates what he calls “deconstructed paintings”, large, bold works that are comprised of hundreds of silk strips which he cuts, paints, and meticulously applies onto canvas.  The pieces may be hung in different iterations: sculpturally on the wall with undulations or flat, stretched like a painting on bars or behind glass.  Born in Vietnam, Kenny moved to the states in 2010. After art school, he spent his early career in fashion.  Working with silk has ties for the artist not only to dressmaking and patterns, but also long-standing associations to the material through his culture.  The idea of cutting a fabric revered for its symbol of wealth, its beauty and delicacy in clothing, and its century-long ties to trade and status in Asia was a breakthrough for Nguyen.  By taking something from tradition and reconstructing it, he was maintaining an association with his past while also making it is own.  The process itself like the artist himself, a hybrid, blending cultures, and ideas, bringing to light the idea how identity is constantly changing over time, creating beauty and versatility.

AVAILABLE ARTWORKS

COMMISSION SAMPLES | for reference only

Infinity no. 10

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Infinity Sea Echo

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Infinity no. 9

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Infinity no. 4

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Aurora

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Big, Calm, Blue

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Untitled

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Infinite Thread series no. 7

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Mysterious Sea no. 1 & 3

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D_Orient Silk

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Infinity no. 7

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Breathe

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COMMISSION PRICING

Size (inches)

60 x 72

60 x 84

60 x 108

72 x 84

72 x 96

72 x 108

84 x 108

84 x 120

Retail Price

$15,120

$17,650

$22,680

$21,175

$24,190

$27,220

$31,750

$35,280

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“My silk piece installations are constructed in the way garment would be made.  I sculpted them based on an imagination body.”

 
 

BIOGRAPHY

KENNY NGUYEN

b. 1990, Ben Tre Province, Vietnam

lives in Charlotte, NC