The Flamekeeper

Kenny Nguyen2021-01-01

ArtPop Street Gallery

ArtPop Street Gallery
Barium Springs, United States

My work often explores the concept of cultural identity, integration, and
displacement. Most of my painting or wall sculpture was constructed with silk
fabric, a cultural-rich material, and a metaphor for my identity. Being an immigrant
and experiencing dramatic changes in the cultural environment, I was struggling to
rebuild my identity. Making artwork has become a way to meditate and recall those
lost memories.
The Flame-keeper was reconstructed with hundreds of hand-cut silk fabric ribbons
dipped into acrylic paint. I think of the alteration of painted silk to a sculptural form
as a visual second skin. These cut, torn, beaten, sanded, and layered forms represent
my cultural transformation.


  • Title: The Flamekeeper
  • Creator: Kenny Nguyen
  • Date Created: 2021-01-01

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