Thavibu Contemporary Art from Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar/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, China, Germany, Singapore, Denmark, France, Argentina, Laos, Australia, USA, Thailand, Israel, Netherlands, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Korea and India. His paintings are represented in the collection of the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.