23-01-2018


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Vu-Dunn received his BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art. He has exhibited work in Los Angeles, Dallas, Baltimore, and New York City, with an upcoming solo show in Chicago in April 2018. His relief paintings are sculpted and scaled to size, often with sharp or contrasting colours. While grounded in autobiography, his artworks also playfully swing between reality and fantasy. Let’s get to see more the brain behind these otherworldly works.

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My signature outfit… White cut off shirt with skinny jeans.

The best style advice I was ever given… can’t recall any specific advice, usually I wear whatever I want.

I would never wear… pajama pants.

Number of unanswered mails in your account today… zero! Unread e-mails stress me out.

Room Service 11 x 8 7/8" Acrylic on watercolor paper

Room Service 11 x 8 7/8″ Acrylic on watercolor paper

My favourite travel device is… bluetooth speakers for camping.

On a plane I normally spend my time… reading with a Bloody Mary.

Top 3 songs on my headphone… “Heartaches” by Patsy Cline, “IDK About U” by Fever Ray, “Se Telefonando” by Mina
In the gym I… don’t go to the gym!

Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray Acrylic and crayon on fiberglass and plaster reinforced foam 48 x 45.25 x 2"

Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray Acrylic and crayon on fiberglass and plaster reinforced foam 48 x 45.25 x 2″

 


His relief paintings are sculpted and scaled to size, often with sharp or contrasting colours. While grounded in autobiography, his artworks also playfully swing between reality and fantasy


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Blue Crush Acrylic and crayon on fiberglass and plaster reinforced foam 35.5 x 31 x 1″

What’s on for dinner… rice and dumplings.

My necessary extravagance is… drop off laundry.

If I could host a party for anyone it would be… Octavia E. Butler! Just to pick her brain.

In the art world currently I find most exciting that… the internet has freed up access to exposure, without necessarily having to hold an MFA, etc.

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David at Twilight 11 x 14 1/2″ Acrylic on watercolor paper

My daily art read is… I don’t read an art publication daily, but read The Atlantic every morning.

In my bedroom I have an artwork by… Paige Vickers.

The most arty city is… NYC!

My favourite art-world ladies are… for some contemporary artists I respond to, Kate Klingbeil, Cindy Ji Hye Kim, Robin Williams, etc.

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Narcissy Acrylic and crayon on fiberglass and plaster reinforced foam 28.5 x 24 x 1″

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Images from Kyle Vu-Dunn