Artist, Naya Ruon
Akuek Deng is a South-Sudanese-born and Central Victorian-based artist who is painting under the name “Naya Ruon”. The emerging creative seeks to capture hidden depths, seamlessly blending brushstrokes with fluid pouring techniques to create a contemporary take on portraiture.
Naya Ruon uses acrylic and oil paints featuring vibrantly, bright colours with a resin finish to create organic, abstract paintings and portraits that explore themes of culture and actualise the connection between human emotion and Earth’s natural wonders.
Naya Ruon recently launched her first exhibition at the Old Church on the Hill in Bendigo and is currently planning her next exhibition at Exhibit B in Central Bendigo.