Nguyễn Đình Hoàng Việt

biography

Born in 1988 in Dac Lac, Viet grew up in Hue and holds a BA in Applied Arts from the Hue University of Fine Arts.


Viet is best known for his trompe l’oeil portraits of animals (fish, duck, chicken, crab…) looking peacefully content, trancelike, as if captured by a wonderful dream. Although playfully depicted, the works seriously have us question our eyes, as on closer inspection all the creatures turn out to be dead.


His second area of interest is everyday objects – for which he has been producing 2D replicas of things we see and overlook daily with his trademark photorealist precision: broken glass, a bent nail, pieces of paper and a wall crack. However, the obvious and mundane here is made obscure and abstract – not in terms of style but content. Objects perceived to serve a specific function are rendered useless: a painted nail cannot hold a piece of art, a painted crack cannot be fixed, a painted broken piece of glass cannot be swept up.


Viet is able to provoke double-edged meanings and interpretations, whilst questioning the role and value of painting. His works are both witty and thoughtful, lighthearted and destructive.


His recent notable exhibitions included: “The Language of the Images”: Hungarian – Vietnamese Contemporary Painting Exhibition – Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi & HCMC Fine Arts Museum, Ho Chi Minh city – 2018; ‘?!’ – Solo Exhibition at Manzi Art Space, Hanoi - 2016

works

This artist currently has no available work at Manzi

works

Fly in the night

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2017
70 x 40 cm
oil and newspaper on paper

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The Ritual

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2018
20 x 20 cm
oil and newspaper on canvas

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Error

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2015
14.5 x 10 cm
oil on paper and computer hardware

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Gumshoe

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2017
11 x 14 cm
oil on newspaper

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Seabed

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2017
22 x 30 cm
oil on motherboard

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Two Fish

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2020
36 x 27 cm
oil on paper

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Crime

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2019
21 x 30 cm
oil on paper

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Summer

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2019
12 x 17 cm
oil on paper

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Still Life 1

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2019
D: 5 cm
oil on paper

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100 $

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2020
24 x 15.5 cm
oil on paper

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Secret of Secret

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2018
21 x 16.5 cm
oil, pen, pencil on paper

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Drift

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2018
21 x 16.5 cm
oil, pen, pencil on paper

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Relax

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2019
40 x 60 cm
oil on paper

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Yin Yang

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2018
20 x 20 cm
oil and newspaper on canvas

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Godzilla

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2015
8.5 x 13.5 cm
oil on paper and mainboard

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Night

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2019
13 x 10 cm
oil, frosted glass, paper

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Fish

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2020
30 x 21 cm
oil on paper

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Three Fish

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2020
27 x 36 cm
oil on paper

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Frog

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2019
16 x 20.5 cm
oil on paper

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Vintage Toy

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2019
21 x 30 cm
oil on paper

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Still Life 2

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2019
D: 5 cm
oil on paper

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Message

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2018
21 x 16.5 cm
oil on paper

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Heal

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2018
21 x 16.5 cm
oil, pen, pencil on paper

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On the wall 2

NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HOÀNG VIỆT
2016
25.5 x 39.5 cm
oil and pencil on paper

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