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Charles Ly

Born in 1984, San Jose, United States

Lives and works in East Hampton, United States


Charles Ly creates oil paintings which slip and slide between realistic and surreal registers. Sources of inspiration for the artist are family, food, and the city of Rạch Giá in Vietnam, where his family emigrated to America from. Each body of work functions like a photo album. Intimate tableaux of families eating together meet quotidian scenes of butchers at work, or the sun setting across busy city centres. With a great sense of care, immense detail will go into the folds of a dumpling, the o...Read more