‘Rooting for a home I never knew. Amnesia’ by Phuong Nguyen
Artist: Phuong Nguyen
Title: ‘Rooting for a home I never knew. Amnesia’
Medium: Watercolor and gouache on Fabriano 300gsm paper
Dimensions: 22″ x 22″
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
“Repotting plants is my yearly spring routine. When I pull them from the old pots I can see how strongly and densely their roots have grown in the past year, however in this transferring process, some of the roots will certainly die. While some plants adapt quickly to their new environment and grow vigorously, some just don’t. They seem to have stopped growing. Observing them gives me an idea how closely they resemble humans in certain situations and hardship.
Phuong Nguyen (aka Jacquell) is a Vietnamese self-taught painter originally from Saigon, Vietnam and currently living in Bologna, Italy.
Her works focus on feminine beauty and she works mainly with watercolor with a keen dedication for details and delicate brush strokes. Set in a dark yet poetic world, Phuong’s artworks embrace her oriental origin, the harmony between human and nature and how such coexistence embodies certain subtle, clandestine message.