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Mylinh Nguyen

Mylinh Nguyen Metalworker
Contact
French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 631465542
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Finessing metal

  • • Mylinh uses the technique of metalturning to create detailed works
  • • Her work includes sculptures, functional pieces and jewellery
  • • She won the Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'intelligence de la main in 2013

When deciding where and what to study, Mylinh Nguyen was interested in manual crafts and found metalwork's ability to create diverse forms and shapes very appealing. She enrolled in the metalwork department of the Olivier de Serre art school in Paris without having worked with metal before. It was a good choice. “During these studies, I discovered machining and really liked it,” she says. Mylinh was immediately attracted to machining because it requires the use of large, imposing and very noisy machinery, but paradoxically allows the creation of extremely refined objects. “The contrast between all the machinery and the finesse of the pieces really fascinated me right away.”

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Works

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Méduse #21

Thin brass tentacles float beneath the body of this turned and soldered brass jellyfish. Mylinh’s sculptural Medusa series combines both of her specialisations: metalturning and silver soldering. In 2013 the series was awarded the Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’intelligence de la main by the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller.

Height 5 cm
Diameter 4 cm

Mylinh Nguyen Metalworker
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Petits dieux de misère #6

This brass sculpture is one of a series, Little Gods of Misery, conceived during Mylinh’s residence at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, Japan. Supported on a steel rod, the sculpture combines the artist’s two specialisations: metalturning and silver soldering. The tentacles of the marine creature have been turned until just a few millimetres thick.

Height 25 cm
Length 26 cm
Width 18 cm

Mylinh Nguyen Metalworker
Photo: © Nico Peltier
Petits dieux de misère #4

This brass sculpture is one of a series, Little Gods of Misery, conceived during Mylinh’s residence at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, Japan. Supported on a steel rod, the sculpture combines the artist’s two specialisations: metalturning and silver soldering. The tentacles of the marine creature have been turned until just a few millimetres thick.

Height 35 cm
Length 16 cm
Width 12 cm

Mylinh Nguyen Metalworker

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