Nguyễn Việt Cường

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Quarantine Area

Acrylic on cardboard

25 x 35 cm

The fenced barriers at the quarantine area have started to be put up more each day. This image is like a warning for the war that is about to begin.

Sai Gon Box is a small project that I did during the lockdown period in Saigon during the COVID-19 pandemic. I used my personal perspective and drew how Saigon looked during these pandemic days on a cardboard box. These are relief boxes from online orders that I had received. Being restricted from going outside has given me time to turn inward and observe and self-reflect. This reflection has helped me light up my creative energy for the idea for this project.

(Text courtesy of the artist)