ARGOS

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Etchings and Paintings


Fact & Affect Realism and the Subjective
Exhibit October 26th - November 18th, 2018

 
My practice has led me to the present group of small still life paintings. I exhibit them as a unit since together they
form a visual narrative. By way of metaphor, the narrative aims to contain and express the complexity of trauma.

The first painting in the series was Embrace, which revealed the narrative to me. The narrative can be read sequentially,
but then more completely as an interwoven fabric. The still-life objects express a trauma, through references to shame, guilt,
sexuality and death. In the last paintings they return to formal concerns of composition, pattern, and color balance. By visual
means, the narrative conveys the mystery, confusion and open-ended quality of emotional experience.


Purchases; please contact us
here.


   

Vahn Phan, Prize Breeder, oil on panel, 7" x 5", $800


   
Vahn Phan, Safety First, oil on panel, 7" x 5", $800



Vahn Phan, The Protector, oil on panel, 6" x 5", $800



Vahn Phan, Tarty Erma, oil on panel, 5" x 6", $800

   

Vahn Phan, Mother Nature, oil on panel, 6" x 6", $800

   

Vahn Phan, Trophy Breeder, oil on panel, 5" x 6", SOLD



Vahn Phan, Forbidden, oil on panel, 6" x 5", $800

 

Vahn Phan, Taxi Erma, oil on panel, 6" x 5", $800




Vahn Phan, Embrace, oil on panel, 5" x 6", SOLD

 

Vahn Phan, Sore Eggs, oil on panel, 6" x 5", $800

 

Vahn Phan, Rice Angel, oil on panel, 5" x 6", $800



Vahn Phan, Wheel of Fortune, oil on panel, 5" x 6", $800



Vahn Phan, Origin of Id, oil on panel, 5" x 6", SOLD

 

Vahn Phan, Pom, oil on panel, 5" x 6", SOLD




Vahn Phan, Reflection, oil on panel, 5" x 7", $800

 

Vahn Phan, Ophelia, oil on panel, 5" x 6", $800

 

Vahn Phan, Kisses from Angel Wings, oil on panel, 5" x 7", $800




Vahn Phan, Overflow, oil on panel, 5" x 6", SOLD




Vahn Phan, Apple and Papaya Seed, oil on panel, 7" x 5", $800




Vahn Phan, Coupled, oil on panel, 5" x 6", $600




Vahn Phan, Desire, oil on panel, 5" x 6", $800




Vahn Phan, Good Night, oil on panel, 6" x 6", $800




Vahn Phan, Plenty, oil on panel, 7" x 5", $800




Vahn Phan, Resolved to Objects, oil on panel, 7" x 5", SOLD




Vahn Phan, Spirited, oil on panel, 7" x 5", $800


Purchases; please contact us here.
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