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 works are figurative lacquer paintings. Using this medium, he treats subjects such as feelings and emotions in a very expressive manner, through the use of color and facial expressions of his subjects.  Often a single figure depicted in his paintings, can bring forth feelings of loneliness, sadness, or happiness and love.  His figures come alive with human emotions 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 viewing at the reproduced images of lacquer paintings in the website, it is well worth nothing that lacquer paintings have a unique richness in color and a luster, which digital photographs give no justice to as the intricate details and essence cannot be captured.


41, Soi 48, Chokechai 4 Road

Ladprao, Bangkok 10230

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