Khuê Nguyễn

Khuê Nguyễn began his visual arts career at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts in Vietnam. Both parents were art teachers, providing a strong basis for the young artist to create early watercolour on silk works.

Currently undertaking his Masters of Visual Art at Monash University, majoring in drawing, Khuê’s locally and internationally exhibited work presents a continued examination of the human form.

His vibrant Transfiguration series of four reduction woodblock prints was produced in Artists in Residence program at The Ownership Project in 2012. The works mark the journey from figuration to abstraction. In his first venture into printmaking, Khue employed lyrical abstraction to explore the rhythm of human movement. Transfiguration represents both erratic and harmonic actions and the speed of contemporary life.

In 2010, Khuê was the first Vietnamese-Australian artist to become a finalist in the Archibald Prize with his haunting self-portrait Unleashed. A new body of work is currently in development.

Exhibitions

21 JUN - 8 JUL 2012: Transfiguration

12 - 22 DEC 2013: 2013 Retrospective