Big Heart Botany By Duy Huynh
Product Type: Box Canvas art print
Outer Frame Size: 30" x 30"
Artist: Duy Huynh
Vietnamese-born artist Duy Huynh's poetic and contemplative acrylic paintings symbolically reflect geographical and cultural displacement. Drawing inspiration from a variety of storytellers in formats that range from music and movies to ancient folklore and comic book adventures, Duy creates his own narratives of the human condition. In his paintings, ethereal characters maintain a serene, precarious balance, often in a surreal or dreamlike setting. With his figures, Duy explores motion along with emotion in order to portray not just the beauty of the human form, but also the triumph of the human spirit. Images that recur, such as boats, trains, suitcases, and anything with the ability of flight, relate to travel, whether physical or spiritual. His work creates a mood for the viewer to explore, and with each step of the journey a story is created, an emotion is revealed, and upon return from this journey, a sense of something gained is felt. While much of Duy's work is deeply personal, his clever and often times humorous use of symbolism and wordplay invites the viewer to create their own storyline.
Duy's interest in art began shortly after his arrival to the States in the early eighties. After graduating from UNC Charlotte with a degree in painting and illustration, he began painting murals and showing his work in restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and music venues. He also explored the performance aspect of painting, often times collaborating with musicians and dancers to create works of art in front of an audience. Positive feedback soon came as several galleries around the country began to represent Duy. In 2008, Duy and partner Sandy Snead opened Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique in Charlotte, NC. The gallery showcases Duy's work as well as a number of other artists, potters, and jewelry artisans from around the country.
Duy Huynh is pronounced "yee wun."
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