Nguyen Xuan Huy

A silent revolution is taking place in contemporary painting - many young artists ignore the taboos of modernity and are enthusiastic about figurative narrative painting, as it was known from the 14th to the 19th century in European art history. The young Instagram generation is responding enthusiastically. Long contemplation, passionate discussions, surprising interpretations - we have experienced all of this during past exhibitions and trade fairs.

One of the strongest protagonists of the new European painting is Nguyen Xuan Huy, born 1976 in Hanoi. His virtuoso oil paintings are immediately overwhelming in their beauty - and they are disturbing. The haunting stagings by the painter and extremely critical thinker are not easy fare. Nguyen's visual worlds reflect the Vietnam War, the communist dictatorship and the social upheavals and collapses that we Europeans are currently experiencing.

Since 1994, Nguyen Xuan Huy has had his permanent residence in Germany. Western art history fascinated the artist from childhood. It inspires the painter to create complex pictorial spaces, numerous quotations, knowledgeable allusions and a realistic, sensual representation of the human body.