Neon (glass, argon, wire)
16 x 13 inches
Annesta Le is a contemporary artist who has been living and working in Brooklyn since 2006. She typically works on canvas with heavy acrylic and oil paints, and she also specializes in bending neon glass. Annesta’s aesthetic is characterized by her use of strong, bold, expressive – yet unbridled – marks in a highly contrasted color palette.
Born to Vietnamese immigrant parents who escaped the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, her formative years were marked by emotional turbulence. Annesta’s art is fueled by the grit and determination she developed in her capricious upbringing, often torn between the tempest of chaos and responsibility.
Annesta has developed an intuitive style and self-awareness in her process and product with both abstract painting on canvas and neon pieces. Her art is dynamic in its creation – an open, experimental, unpredictable method balancing the intentional and unintentional. Subsequently, each piece becomes a life form unto itself, enabling the viewer to become entangled viscerally and emotionally. The resultant compositions are intense, energetic, and interconnected, highlighting the spontaneity and uniqueness of her work.
For more information please visit annesta.com