Nguyễn Thị Hồng Khanh
Born in 1996, graduated in 2019 from Ho Chi Minh University of Fine Arts (Silk painting major), Nguyen Thi Hong Khanh is one of outstanding young talent among Southern emerging artists.
While Intensely lyrical in classical figurative style of Eastern silk painting, Hong Khanh’s artworks have an air of contemporary illustration, with a playful touch of manga & anime art influences.
The characters in her paintings, mostly either young ladies or small children, are often placed into a vague fictional surroundings with a glimpse of the familiar boring urban landscapes. These human figures, though seemingly allien like the outsiders yet not lonely, are presented in the most pure configuration, as they are trying to interact with few remained elements of the nature world such as a small honeybee, beetles, a fragile butterfly, blooming flowers, and the sunlight, the dew… Skillful handling the silk material, exquisite taste of vivid color scheme, subtle feminine aesthetic senses, Hong Khanh has been building her own path of art practice, worth expecting in the future.