Placeless, we unwound

A series of self-portrait paintings which employ space imageries and body horror as metaphors to explore the traumas, growth, self-destruction, and self-acceptance as an immigrant. Full size URL Untitled 1 Oil on Canvas 30″ x 50″   Full size URL Untitled 2 Oil on Canvas 48″ x 56″ Advertisements

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Sale

    Sale (2014) Oil and mixed media on canvas 18×24 $2000 Sale critique the creation of gender binary and race, as curated by artists, and institutions. The work satirizing “masterpieces” made by white male artists within the Western art canon.

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Uncle Hôm (work in progress)

Uncle Hôm (2015) Oil on Canvas, plaster powder, water, 2-part mould, flags 70 x 36 x 36 $3000 “National cultures are contested within and from outside a country. They are defined by, and are meant to sustain the powerful elite within a nation, and they are defined by others as a way of distinguishing one national culture from another; ours and […]

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Ret-con (work in progress)

“Societies do not easily nor comfortably skip from ancient to modern, and tend to lose their historical authenticity and fundamental traditions when such rapid industrialization and modernization occurs. Coincidentally, a conflict emerges in the location between the desire to maintain pure traditions and the fulfillment of modernist ambitions. This contradiction, in turn, maybe partly rooted […]

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Family Portraits

I paint/draw/sculpt portraits of my family and friends on a regular basis and give them away to show my appreciation for their care. Painting is also a way to reflect upon my relationship and history with the subject. As someone who has been uprooted and traveled so often, the amazing and accepting people I meet […]

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