TUJ Art major Noah Van Nguyen will be showcasing her artwork beginning Friday, November 25 to Wednesday, November 30 at Café Goodtime in Kichijoji. Van’s work will illustrate her own personal wonderland and represent her innermost thoughts and feelings which the artist cannot put into words.
“When I was a kid, I believed that something like Wonderland existed somewhere and that as long as I stayed good, someone would come and take me there like Peter Pan took Wendy to Neverland. However, one day I realized that Peter Pan would never come for me. So I decided to build Wonderland for myself.”
“The world in my paintings is my Wonderland. My paintings represent things that I cannot put into words: my happiness and sorrow, my dreams and nightmares. With my art, I create my own fairytales. I left my young, childish, vulnerable self in that world and came to be viewed as an adult, but I don’t feel “adult” yet. Somewhere deep inside I’m still the little girl who loves fairytales and believes in magic. She is always there, waiting for me.”
-Noah Van Nguyen
Noah is a TUJ art major from Vietnam. As an art student, she has worked on numerous professional projects, including The Parliament Student Lounge Owl Mural, where she took first place in the 2016 TUJ Mural Design Competition. She has taken part in several art exhibitions throughout Tokyo, including her work in Blurry Vision and Art Soup. For more information on Van, be sure to check out her website here.