From “Without landmarks” to the “Trajectory” series, the artist draws inspiration from real life events, carefully excavating the key elements hidden behind these moments and presenting this information through the emotions of the characters.
In his new series entitled “You Man”, Hom Nguyen continues with his introspection and observations of society. Children and adults, from school life to society, in literature, movies and mobile devices, human life seems to be getting better with the development of technology and the improvement of material conditions. However, humans seem to have forgotten the original intention of scientific and technological progress and the reason they are hard at work. They are constrained by technology such as mobile phones and the cycle of making money, totally indulging in them. From the prevailing phenomenon in this society, the artist portrays personally experienced scenes, presents his personal stories to the audience and seeks to guide the audience to ask questions that he has set in advance, inviting everyone to find the answers on their own.
A2Z Art Gallery
20 Gage Street, Central, Hong Kong
Hom Nguyen, born in Paris in 1972, is a self-taught artist with instinctive style.
As an unconventional personality, his works are just as much. Working with charcoal, gouache felt, oil or even pen, each of his paintings appears as a combat, a hand-to- hand confrontation with matter from which arises a will: to reveal the deepest of the hu- man being through the lines and color.
Most of Hom’s work revolves around the creation of monumental portraits. The choice of colors, the application of the material or the vivacity of the gesture are always done in order to show to the world his vision of the human being beyond appearances. His works capture and transcend the depth of feelings and the complexity of the emotions that overwhelm the human soul.
His subtle representations deal with the duality of the visible and the invisible, the material and the immaterial. Thus, Hom Nguyen pushes each of us to a reflection, an introspection, on what we show of ourselves, what we are trying to hide and what we really are.