ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Nhan Nguyen

This week’s Artist Spotlight has an affinity for the study of biology, and finds it fascinating. Early on, he thought if he couldn’t be an artist or engineer, he’d be a marine biologist. His head is now filled with random facts about animals. Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy a very lively interview from the prolific Nhan Nguyen, also known as Bulletproof Turtle Man.

Lorisse: What do you hope to gain from your artistic expression?

Nhan: Peace of mind. I draw for fun and to relax for the most part, so I don’t have any lofty goals set at the moment.

L: In what capacity will you be present at Inbeon Con, and why aren’t you exhibiting?

N: Considering a good number of my fellow artist friends are at Inbeon Con, I wanted to go and show my support, but just as a regular attendee. As for why I’m not exhibiting, I’ve moved away from the professional side of art as I’ve decided it’s not something I’m suited for. Having been there before, I do have lots of respect and admiration for those that are willing to put themselves out there at shows and put in the hard work to prepare for them.

L: Do you feel supported by Inbeon and its  artist focused mission?

N: Inbeon is definitely a good crew of peeps, and I’m amazed I got to witness its huge growth over the years! At the heart of it all, is Epic Hutch (Eric Hutch), and I can definitely say he’s been there to teach me a bit about doing shows and interacting with people, which is a huge hurdle for a lot of introverted artists. Mad love to the big man! HAIL HUTCH!

L:  What are your dreams/aspirations? What is the biggest thing stopping you from achieving your dreams right now?

N: I have no dreams or aspirations as of the moment. That in itself is the perhaps the biggest obstacle of all (laughs), but I’m okay with that. Turtles are hermits for a reason.

L: What is your favorite type of art to create?

Any type of art I can create for fun without restrictions is the best type of art to create.

L: What is your favorite type of art to purchase?

N: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ENERGETIC PIECES! Everything from dynamic lighting, to poses, to colors or perspective; the type of art where you can feel the intensity and grit!

L: If you were ice cream or any ice cream dish, what kind would you be and why?

N: OHHHHH LAAAAWD- If it is as they say- “you are what you eat,” I’d be a hella sexy tub of strawberry shortcake ice cream, because that stuff is LIFE! A blend of unique and different things, fruitcake and ice cream, that come together to create a wonderful synergy! BUT WAIT… If I was an ICE CREAM DISH, I would be a STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ICE CREAM TACO- made by putting the ice cream in a folded toasted waffle, and served with nutty toppings, and a slight drizzle of rich Vermont maple syrup.

L: You make yourself sound delicious. Thanks, Nhan, we’ll see you at Inbeon Con.

N: (laughs) This was a lot of fun, thank you. See you there, Lorisse.  

Artists Anthony Preziosi (Left) & Nhan Nguyen (Right) are both Boston Natives!

Inbeon Con is a convention by artists, for artists. For more info visit www.InbeonCon.com. Save 20% using Lorisse’s code, CROSSPLAY, at checkout for your tables and tickets. Tables are still available for artists, but they’re going fast, so act soon.

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