Born in Vietnam, Duy has long been fascinated with the multi-layered ambiguities and nuances of certain words and phrases of the English language. As a visual artist he uses symbols and metaphors in conjunction with puns and hybrid words to add mystery to his narrative paintings. Images such as moths/butterflies, boats, trains, musical instruments, flowers, trees, and umbrellas have become his personal vocabulary, used in deliberate combinations to hopefully evoke introspection and a sense of wonderment.
"At the core of my work is a search for balance and continuity, usually between two or more mysteries. My characters often float (literally) somewhere between science and spirituality, memory and mythology, structure and spontaneity, ephemeral and eternal, humorous and profound, connectivity and non-attachment. The intent isn’t necessarily to provide enlightenment, but to celebrate the quest itself."
~ Duy Huynh, Charlotte NC (gallery co-owner)
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