Trinh Tuan, Mature Love (4), 2008, Lacquer, dyes, egg shell, silver and gold on board, 120 x 120 cm, US$ 9,600
Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition My Autumn with new lacquer paintings by the Vietnamese artist Trinh Tuan on 22 November - 14 December, 2008.
His works are mostly figurative, and using lacquer on board as a medium, he treats subjects such as feelings and emotions. His example indicates how he has grappled with the emotional dilemmas of the multiple roles that comes with maturity and age. And with this realization he has found a balance between maturity and beauty.
Modern lacquer paintings are unique to Vietnam. Other countries produce traditional lacquer ware, but only in Vietnam has the synthesis of traditional lacquer techniques and modern paintings been successful, and the art of lacquer painting is an important contribution from Vietnam to the global contemporary art scene.
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 and is currently is a Professor at the Hanoi Industrial College of Fine Art. His foreign exhibitions cover Japan, China, Germany, Singapore, Denmark, France, Argentina, Laos, Australia, USA, Thailand, Israel, Netherlands, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Italy, and Malaysia.
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