Hien on Hien
Hien Pham, Robinson High School senior
I try to be as minimal as possible. I believe if you can express yourself in the minimalist way, it can say just as much as an overdone painting. Less is more. As far as composing the piece goes, I try to express my emotions, and I think about causes of the emotions, and that leads to the outcome of the piece. The style of neoplasticism is my favorite. I listen to a lot of John Frusciante (former guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers). He is my main inspiration, I always listen to him when I paint. I plan on continuing painting for the rest of my life.
– Reported by Briana Mendez, Robinson High
Artwork, shown at top left: Depression (acrylic)
Others, shown below:
1. Photo of Pham
2. Painting, Anger
3. Painting, Vexed
4. Painting, The Enemy
On exhibit features high school artists from the Tampa Bay area. Go to tb-two.com to see more work. If you know a high school student we should consider spotlighting (including yourself), please send the name, school, art medium and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “on exhibit” in the subject line.
5. Painting, Happy As Can Be