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Elegant Figures Inhabit the Surreal Dreamworlds of Thanh Nhàn Nguyễn's Sublime Illustrations

Posted On: Feb 26, 2021   |   Posted By: Colossal

Elegant Figures Inhabit the Surreal Dreamworlds of Thanh Nhàn Nguyễn's Sublime Illustrations

“Season of silence.” All images © Thanh Nhàn Nguyễn, shared with permission
Populated with low clouds, oversized peonies, and birds covered in fish scales, Thanh Nhàn Nguyễn ‘s dreamscapes merge fantasy and tradition in a celebration of Vietnamese culture. In his series, Season of Life , the artist digitally renders demure figures who wear áo dài , a long, split gown that's tied to ideas of feminine beauty. The women are enveloped by the magical environment and depicted with pale tendrils grasping their ankles or cloaked by a fiery, plant-filled mass.
“I have relied on the color of flowers and leaves, the surrounding nature combined with the motifs from the Vietnamese culture where I was born,” Nguyễn writes. “What's important the fact that they come from the feelings inside me-the emotions inside each of us.”
Nguyễn recently moved to Can Thơ, which is in southern Vietnam, and shares a collection of his ethereal works on Behance and Instagram. Prints of Season of Life and other illustrations are...

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