Fluid Lines in Vibrant Color

“Threads II” is a art collection by California-based artist Trang T. Le, works that display fluid lines in vibrant color.

The intricate compositions painted by Trang T. Le are intentionally difficult to create. That’s because, for Le, painting is not just a way to create a beautiful image, but also an emotional outlet – one in which her near-obsessive attention to line and detail serves as a psychological release.

The artist’s abstract compositions often feature meticulously rendered marks, such as carefully crafted “threads” and delicately painted Pointillist-inspired dots, over loose, densely-painted grounds. The combination of control and chaos results in works that seem frozen in mid-movement, as if Le has managed to capture the ineffable sensation of seaweed swaying underwater or a waterfall descending over a cliff. Along with such meditations on the nature, the works reference Le’s personal history, serving as a vehicle to exorcise her pain. Violence becomes a recurring theme, drawn from contemporary conflicts and the legacy of war.

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