Lieu Nguyen was born in Tra Vinh, Vietnam in 1975, graduated from Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University in 2001 and accepted a teaching position there after graduation. In 2003, he became a member of Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association and was awarded a certificate of merit at the 2000 Asia Pacific Contemporary Fine Arts Exhibition.
“I often ask my paintings whether they dreamed me into existence or if it is the other way around. We live together and yet we are alone, both following our own path and bearing our own destiny. They step into infinity without any reason and do not return. Thinking while they go, listening to their footsteps as they echo in the silence, an immense silence in an endless abyss. Where are they going? They struggle for life but cannot change their destiny except through the intervention of a miracle…perhaps they wait for a promise of happiness to come.”