The paintings of Thuy-van vu feature everyday domestic objects that are decomposed and fragmented. Objects such as chairs, beds, electric burners are defamiliarized as they are removed from any recognizable context. The artist’s recent paintings are based on photographs of abandoned buildings that are splintered into pure abstraction. The new forms reference dynamic disaster areas, where pieces of wood are stacked on top of one another to create an entirely new form.
Thuy-van vu received an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. The artist’s new paintings will be on view in the exhibition Introductions, opening this evening at G.Gibson Gallery in Seattle.