Their Country IIExhibition DetailsDorchester Square, Tio'tia:ke (Montreal)September 8th to 12th, September 15th to 19th, 2021
“Being Vietnamese means realizing you belong to a community and identity that spans the globe and isn’t just restricted to Vietnam, the country.” - Bao Nguyen
‘Waves like a Wall’ was made from tech packs and a deck rather than from a sole render. Providing American Realism references and source materials with a brief text, the painters in Vietnam were able to create this scene. I wanted to apply logistical work flows and systems that I had developed the last few years working in design & production and apply it to painting & arts production.
Providing American Realism source material and references I instructed the painters to ‘make it for a museum’ as the main cues. I wanted it painted and framed in such a way that I could bring it to the museum and leave it there.