Texas artist Loc Huynh’s recent body of work honors moments with his mother previously taken for granted and subverts typical European genre paintings by presenting a Vietnamese-American perspective.
“Through painting, I use materiality to reaffirm the material world. The vocabulary of images I use is idiosyncratic and often purposefully obscure, but there is also evidence of my biography. My aesthetic evolved from nostalgically bright colors that hearken back to the sensibilities of my youth. I’ve never outgrown the clarity of thought endemic to cartoons. Because of this persistent interest, I purposefully adopt palettes and compositions from cartoons and other graphic visual cultures.
My recent body of work centers on my relationship with my mother and traditional Vietnamese foods. Through painting these scenes, I intend to honor the moments that I often took for granted. These paintings also subvert the typical tradition of European genre paintings by depicting a Vietnamese-American perspective and story.”
Huynh has exhibited work at numerous venues nationally. He earned his BFA from Texas State University and his MFA from the University of North Texas. He is the recipient of the Voertman-Ardoin Fellowship, Hixson-Lied Fellowship, and Vermont Studio Residency Fellowship. His work has been featured in New American Paintings, Glasstire, and I Like Your Work podcast, among others.
Denton, TX | lochuynhart.com | ig: @locxhuynh
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