Antonius-Tín Bui

Region: South


City / State: Washington , DC

I often hear from observers of my work that they resemble “weavings” or “tapestries,” and, in fact, the many lines do act like “threads” that have intertwined themselves on the paper just as the threads of cloth do in a textile product.

I begin an image by covering the paper with one layer of lines, and proceed to a second layer, and so on. Each successive layer requires a calculation in terms of line weight, color, or the type of line or marking system that I want to use. As the layers begin to build on one another and colors begin to develop, these choices become more challenging and the stakes of “success” or “failure” of the images becomes greater.

My process is slow and deliberate, and I find it to be very meditative.