Featured Work: Transfiguration series by Khue Nguyen

Khue Nguyen Transfiguration

Transfiguration 1, Khue Nguyen, 2012

Transfiguration is a series of four woodblock prints from the ongoing body of work of Vietnamese-Australian artist Khue Nguyen.

Born in Vietnam, Khue began his studies at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts and is currently undertaking his Masters of Visual Art at Monash University, with a major in drawing. His locally and internationally exhibited work presents a continued examination of the human form. In 2010, Khue was the first Vietnamese-Australian artist to become a finalist in the Archibald Prize with his self-portrait Unleashed.

Transfiguration marks a journey from figuration to abstraction. In his first venture into printmaking, Khue employs lyrical abstraction to explore the rhythm of human movement. Transfiguration represents both erratic and harmonic actions and the speed of contemporary life.

The Transfiguration series was created in The Ownership Project studio as part of the Artist in Residence Program.

Khue’s work will feature in the gallery from 21 June – 8 July 2012.