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QuynhAnh Vu

In my traditional work, I try to paint what a photograph cannot emulate: a movement of life through use of color. It starts with a desire to capture a moment in all its extremes: the intensity of a blue, the reflection of lights on buildings, and the warmth of the afternoon sky. Then, by exploring the differences of mood and composition between a house on the corner of my neighborhood to the bustling streets of Santa Ana, I ask myself how can I bring the scenes before me to life by use of color, design, or texture. I am able to record the relationships between humans and nature through oils, a medium that allows me to be flexible in accordance to the ever-changing tune of our environment.

It is my goal to make unfamiliar scenes familiar, the colors in each piece evoking an accessible experience where viewers can come away with a renewed wonder in the realities they live.

My future plans… I want to be an artist who (hypothetically) would live with her 3 cats in downtown Montreal.
My advice for my younger OCSA Classmates-
Make sure to spend your high school career having fun; memories define you more than tests and numerical scores do in the long run.

11th, 12th Show Invite

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