Nguyen Trung is often viewed as one of the most influential and respected
among Vietnamese artists today. Luong Xuan Doan was born in 1952 and creates his works of abstract or semi-abstract motifs influenced by life in Vietnam. Tran Nhat Thang is a young Vietnamese artist, born in 1972. Over the past
few years he has worked consistently to develop an independent style which
speaks for his emotions as well as his artistic values.
Over the last decade, Nguyen Trung has initiated a
new current in Vietnamese art - abstract art based upon strict European
rationalism interwoven with Oriental philosophical space. Nguyen Trung was
born in 1940, has staged numerous shows in Vietnam and abroad and is one of
the few living Vietnamese artists whose works have been sold at
Luong Xuan Doan's paintings seem to
have a minimalist approach, where a few brush strokes can carry a lot of
meaning. Luong Xuan Doan's preferred medium is Chinese ink on paper, though
he also sometimes executes paintings with colourful brush strokes on
handmade (Dó) paper.
Tran Nhat Thang
strives to make abstractions from reality, and there is something poetic
about many of his works which are usually executed with Chinese ink, acrylic
or mixed medium on long, vertical canvases in this show.