biography


Coming from a war torn country, VietNam, and being surrounded as a young child by a family of artists that AnhDuong also known as Aurore had discovered her passion in painting...

At the age of thirteen the artist and her family migrated to the United States as political refugees to start anew in a foreign land and culture. After thirty years of what seems to be an accomplished professional life and materialistic success, AnhDuong continuously searched for fulfillment and emotional satisfaction in which she seemed to have never found.

In deciding to come settling in Barbizon, France in 2001, AnhDuong had chosen to renounce a life filled with comforts, routines, and certitude. Painting has given her an emotional outlet that is indispensable for her equilibrium. After being introduced to classical, figurative and various art techniques, AnhDuong finds herself leaning more toward abstract arts. In working with different materials, she tries to grasp for a harmony between imagination and a naive representation of the actual world.

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award


  • aurore

    2009

    October : Salon of Plastic Arts, Samois Sur Seine (77). Managing Director of the Award

  • aurore

    2006

    Salon de Peinture, Saint Mammès (77). Prize of Seine-et-Marne MP and mayor of Montereau

artist statement


My paintings convey memory of a place rather than a sense of being present at the location at a specific time. I love the physical efforts put in when making art: sketching some forms or randomly spreading colors on different places , seeing shapes appearing, following the forms suggested on the canvas or board, adding some drawing, scraping away materials, lines and adding back on… The work continues taking different forms, colors, and gestures…until some satisfaction reached or dissatisfaction for that matter…

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