Thavibu Gallery | Contemporary Art from Thailand, Vietnam and Burma

Vietnamese Artists | Trinh Tuan

Trinh Tuan was born in Hanoi, in 1961. He completed his BA at the Hanoi Industrial College of Fine Art in 1985, his MA at Hanoi Institute of Fine Art in 2000.  His work is mostly figurative lacquer painting. Using this medium he treats subjects such as feelings and emotions.  Often a single figure depicted in his paintings, can bring forth feelings of loneliness, sadness, or happiness and love.  Often his paintings show couples with warm feelings for each other - or the opposite.  His figures seem to have feelings inside which they unleash within his paintings.  Tuan has exhibited abroad several times, in countries such as Japan (1996, 2000, 2002), China (1996, 2005), Germany (1997, 2004), Singapore (1997, 2000, 2001), Denmark (1998, 1999, 2000, 2007), France (1998), Argentina (1999), Laos (1999), Australia (1999), USA (1999), Thailand (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), Israel (2000, 2005), Netherlands (2000, 2001), Taiwan (2000, 2004, 2006), Hong Kong (2002), Italy (2004),  Malaysia (2005, 2009), UK (2006), Korea (2007, 2008) and India (2009).  His paintings are, amongst others, in the collection of HRH the Crown Prince of Norway and the collection of the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.  When looking at the reproduced images below, note that lacquer paintings have a unique richness in colour and a lustre, which cannot be done justice in photographs.   

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I Still Believe If You Ever Return Makes No Difference (1) Makes No Difference (2)
video CATALOGUE (pdf) The First Date Birds' Song
Tomorrow is Another Day Maturity Fading Lotus Beauty in Black
Lovers in Autumn Deep in Thoughts The Night When Love Returned Pain

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