Tran Nguyen

Multi-award-winning illustrator and artist Tran Nguyen creates ethereal paintings and colored pencil drawings, looking as if they come straight out of a fairytale. She explores her interest in therapeutic imagery, and she presents intriguing, dream-like narratives, drawing the viewer in and inviting them to explore their imagination.

Originally from Vietnam, and raised in the US, Nguyen claims her love of art came from an early interest in anime, American cartoon shows, and video games from the 90’s. One of her most celebrated series, The Flooded Hour, depicts larger-than-life female characters that roam around misty, secluded landscapes, often accompanied by giant animal friends. “I enjoy creating an atmosphere that appears ordinary then juxtaposing it with elements that break this to add a subtle hint of surrealism,” explains Nguyen.

The artist’s mystical subjects are often seen wading through lakes, crouching between houses, and stepping over bridges, careful not to disturb the tiny boats below. “I wanted to focus on the wandering through old memories represented by empty neighborhoods.” Some of Nguyen’s most recent work features portraits of women wearing oriental-patterned body paint and floral tattoos, or overlaid with gold leaf, thick drips of paint, and illustrative lines. Taking further inspiration from haute couture and fashion photography, her female subjects are sometimes depicted in dramatic gowns.

Tran Nguyen

Tran Nguyen

Tran Nguyen

Tran Nguyen

Tran Nguyen

Tran’s Website | Facebook | Instagram


 
Related Posts
Sandro Botticelli http://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com
Sandro Botticelli, an early master of the Italian Renaissance, is celebrated for his contributions to the major art motion. He is well known for his larger-than-life mythological scene of  The ...
READ MORE
Magical Underwater Photos of Freely Flowing Figures
Magical underwater photos. Finnish photographer Susanna Majuri presents a dreamy escape where the human form flows freely. The fine art photographer's portfolio boasts a number of imaginative scenes, all taking place underwater. There's ...
READ MORE
Winners Of The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
The Sony World Photography Awards celebrates its 11th anniversary this year. This is one of the most respected and influential photography competitions in the world. Every single year they are sent thousands of stunning ...
READ MORE
Fascinating Photos Oscar Ruiz
Here are fascinating photos that look unbelievably like oil, acrylic or watercolor paintings. They were taken by different photographers. Photographer Oscar Ruiz is behind this shot of a housing development in ...
READ MORE
The Transylvania Roads From Above. Yes, That Transylvania!
The roads of Transylvania from above! I'm Călin and I'm a photographer living in Romania, in Eastern Europe. I have a project with aerial views of the roads that lead ...
READ MORE
Botticelli’s Masterpiece Of ‘The Birth
Magical Underwater Photos of Freely
Winners Of The 2018 Sony
Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably
The Transylvania Roads From Above.

Ignorant Scientists. So Many Don't Know What They're Talking About
Did Saint Patrick Banish All The Snakes From Ireland?
Categories: ArtOddities

Leave a Reply

back to the top