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Hanoi, Vietnam, 1961 -
WELL-ESTABLISHED artist from Vietnam, Trinh Tuan creates paintings using LACQUER, to create absolutely stunning works.
He graduated from the Hanoi Industrial Fine Arts College in 1985, received a M.A. at Hanoi Fine Arts Institute in 2000 and is currently a Professor at Hanoi Industrial Fine Arts College.
The artist is also a member of Vietnam Fine Arts Association.
Tuan uses lacquer paintings as a medium to express inner feelings and emotions. His subjects are sometimes shown single, depicting loneliness or perhaps sadness. Often his paintings show a man or a woman with warm feelings for each other - or the opposite. They seem to have feelings inside which they are unable to release.
Tuan has exhibited several times abroad, such as in Japan (1996, 2000), China (1996), Germany (1997), Singapore (1997, 2000), Denmark (1998, 1999, 2000), France (1998), Argentina (1999), Laos (1999), Australia (1999), USA (1999), Thailand (1999, 2000, 2001), Israel (2000), Netherlands (2000, 2001), and Taiwan (2000).
His paintings are found in the collections of HRH the Crown Prince of Norway and at the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.