kelogsloops - "Caught in the Current" - watercolour, ink, pencil and gold leaf on Arches paper - 30.5 x 30.5cm (12"x12")
Caught in the Current
Watercolour, ink, pencil and gold leaf on Arches paper
Painting Size: 30.5 x 30.5 cm (12"x12")
Hieu Nguyen is an emerging Australian artist who goes by the alias, kelogsloops. He specializes in both digital and watercolour paintings, often depicting female portraiture as his preferred subject matter of choice. Blending realist, abstract and surreal art styles with his anime and cartoon influences from his upbringing, his work intends to capture the ethereal, evoke the dream-like, and stir the whimsical.
Hieu started drawing as a child, often losing himself in his sketchbooks drawing characters from anime series and manga, notably, Sailor Moon. He went on to paint digitally in 2009 after receiving his first Wacom tablet. In his final years of high school, he began experimenting with watercolor painting as part of an assignment for his studio subject. Consequently, he fell in love with the medium and has defined himself as a watercolour & digital artist since, going by his motto of 'be right back, chasing dreams.'
Hieu currently exhibits his work in galleries, whilst operating a personal store for his artworks, and also maintaining a presence on social media, notably on YouTube. He intends to continue his current projects and pursuits, hoping to one day have his own studio and teach.