Born in Saigon, Vietnam and raised in Paris, New York and Los Angeles, Danvy Pham (b.1975) is a self-taught painter whose work explores vulnerability, sexuality, sensuality and playfulness in expressive and erotic paintings. The raw alchemy captured in each piece reflects her endless search to understand herself as well as her deep compassion for the human experience.
Pham arrived at painting in her early thirties while studying with the late voice and acting coach Laura Heart. Through Heart’s mentorship, Pham was able to push past her own boundaries to find unearthed authenticity within her creative practice. Through intuition and observation, Pham connects intimately with each subject, peeling away layers to expose a vital essence. By using a dynamic blend of charcoal, watercolor and oil pastels, each painting captures a thrilling dance of physical vibrations, exuberant colors and shifting forms.
'I am fascinated by the exploration of how our stories of conception, childhoods, and traumas affect us and our relationship towards others. I use painting to conjure these stories of origin in search of a deeper understanding of humankind.’ -danvy pham