The French Foreign Légion
In september 2019, Hom Nguyen puts on an exhibition titled Portraits of Legionnaires for the 2nd foreign regiment of paratroopers at the Camp Raffalli in Corsica. This encounter leaves a profound mark on the artist. The French Foreign Legion's values, its traditions and its attachment to France, which are born from its personal stories, resonate with the artist's origins. Colonel Christophe Passerat de la Chapelle would later say “Hom Nguyen has this legionnaire soul”.