‘Kiss Me’ is a large contemporary oil on canvas portrait painting of vertical format, created by Vietnamese artist Nguyen Van Cuong in 2016. Featuring a soft palette made of grey and taupe with red accents, the painting showcases the portrait in close view of an elegant Vietnamese woman. Looking at us directly with a distant look, she is characterized by a hairdo reminiscent of the 1920s and an impeccable complexion. Her ample bosom and angular shoulders highlight the oversized depiction of her head. In Cuong’s own words: "My paintings are an attempt to show the contradiction between who women are and who they make themselves up to be. They address contradictions: femininity versus frivolity, truth versus fallacy, purity versus vulgarity, and true beauty versus a sheath of deception … Unframed, this vertical oil on canvas painting will bring a modern touch of elegance to any home, whether placed above a sofa, console table or credenza.