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We have art
so that we don't perish on the truth 
- Nietzsche

Duong Thuy Duong was born in 1979 in Hanoi, Vietnam, and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. In her work, Duong creates a space where time collapses and subjectivity gets pulled apart.



There is something about Vietnamese artist Duong Thuy Duong that makes you want to explore – to find out more about what is inside this quiet painter and her enigmatic works of uncanny self-portraits, kitchen-tableaux’s, railway stations and hovercrafts, all in the most beautiful colors – often a more enchanting blue than any blue I have seen before.

Most of the large format paintings by the artist Duong Thuy Duong who lives in Berlin resemble, at first glance, abstract works, whose content doesn’t seem immediately apparent. Only after the second look do the tangle of lines and impasto brushstrokes start to become concrete, as in Portrait 2: Eyes, nose and maybe a mouth? 

There is a “black hole“ in Duong Thuy Duong's universe and you will feel it’s strong magnetic field when you look at her paintings. The journey might begin in her kitchen-a mother of two daily space's, and end up on a highway where you might ask yourself “what is this?“ Is this the end of the world or is this the Eternity, where am I?“



Upcoming Exhibitions

Wo ist Lucy?

Kunsthof Alt Lietzow Str 12, Berlin, Germany

Nov 2019 - Feb 2020


Duong Thuy Duong

Wedekindstr. 5

10243 Berlin


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