T R O N G  G I A  N G U Y E N




2007-Present, Various media: rice kernels, ink, gold paint, gold leaf, clear mylar. Each grain of rice contains a single word written in ink - with the book titles sometimes written on grains painted gold.

The entire text and/or individual chapters of various books written word for word on grains of rice. A re-interpretation of the library.


Rilke: Briefe an einen jungen Dichter (Letters to a Young Poet),
All ten letters, written in German
2012-13, rice kernels, ink, mylar
Each 5 x 3-1/2 x 1/4 inches

Selections from Library
2009-12, rice kernels, ink, gold leaf, mylar
Each 5 x 3-1/2 x 1/4 inches
Collection University Technology Sydney, Australia

Installation view at Galerie Quynh
2009, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

© Trong G. Nguyen