Contemporary artist Bich Nguyen mixes acrylic paint and resin to create mesmerizing swirls of color, which appear like brightly hued hot springs seen from above, or perhaps nebulae given the tie-dye treatment. Her most astounding recent work is a five-by-three-foot wooden panel that she’s mounted on glass legs to create a table almost too dazzling to use.
The tones in the piece—deep blues, purples, greens, and aquamarines mixed with soft streaks of white and splatters of gold—seem to twist and ripple into one another, which Nguyen says comes from layers of experimentation and a loose, unplanned approach. While the acrylic affords color, it’s the resin that gives the panel its shine, so it gleams like a surreal reinterpretation of a marble countertop.
Of her process, Nguyen explains, “Sometimes, I come to a painting with a general idea of which direction I want to go, other times I have no idea, however the paint always takes me on a journey that I can not plan, that is the beauty of it, normal life isn’t always like that.” Beauty indeed.
All images via Bich Nguyen.