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"No Way" (2010) is a visually and thematically dynamic, celebratory and ironic figurative painting by internationally acclaimed South-East Asian Contemporary artist, Nguyen Cong Cu (Vietnam, b. 1969). This work measures 20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm) is unframed and is in excellent condition.. The influence of graffiti and street art upon his oeuvre is evident, also influenced by American Pop Art and the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The artist seamlessly integrates these Western influences on his work with the language, colors, sight and sounds of traditional South-East Asian art. His works such as "No Way" speak to the rapidly changing modern-day Vietnam, to the plight of the average individual in today's society there, and to the place that his country and people now occupy in the larger global community, underscored by his ironic titles in English. The painting was acquired directly from the artist by the present owner and comes with a formal certificate of authenticity

Nguyen Cong Cu was born in Hung Yen Province, Vietnam in 1969 and formally studied painting with a degree from Hanoi Industrial Fine Art College. The work of the artist has only recently been exhibited outside of his native Vietnam, including the group exhibition in Seattle, U.S: "Vietnam Now" (2005). The artist has shown in Thailand, Australia, Denmark, New York, and throughout Asia where his work is held in top Public and Private Collections. The artist presently lives and works in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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  • The Artist, Vietnam. Present Collection, New York, US.
  • Ships From: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm.)
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