Truc-Anh

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The Rock
2015
acrylic on paper
79 x 108 cm
Pantorime
2015
acrylic on paper
109 x 79 cm
The Lowest
2015
ink on rice paper
79 x 59.1 cm
Enigma is to painting what suspense is to cinema
2015
acrylic on paper
54.4 x 39.6 cm
Brigitte Bardot
2015
Chinese ink on rice paper
69.3 x 49.7 cm
Striptease
2015
Chinese ink on rice paper
70 x 51 cm
Garden Party
2015
acrylic on paper
70 x 50 cm
Be Twins
2015
Chinese ink on rice paper
79 x 60 cm
Buffalo Soldier
2015
ink on rice paper and acrylic on paper
71.4 x 58.1 cm
Frank Siddharta
2015
Chinese ink on rice paper
69 x 50 cm
L'Homme Moment
2015
Chinese ink on rice paper
69 x 51 cm
Le Douteur
2011 - 2014
oil, oil pastel, and copper leaves on canvas
160 x 130 cm
The Cosmos of the Primary Sense
2012 - 2014
oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
N&N
2013 - 2014
oil and oil pastel on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Juergen the Teller
2013 - 2014
oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm
Orgasm of the Pity
2013 - 2014
oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm
Untitled
2013 - 2014
oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm
Papa
2013 - 2014
oil and oil pastel on canvas
220 x 150 cm
Prier en dépit des intempéries
2013 - 2014
oil on canvas
48 x 38 cm
Aurevoir Bonjour
2014
oil and oil pastel on canvas
180 x 280 cm (7 panels, 180 x 40 cm each)
Croco Queen
2014
oil and silicone on canvas
220 x 150 cm
La Porte
2012-2014
oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Ready to see
2014
Chinese ink on paper
16.5 x 31 cm; 30 x 44 x 6 cm framed
Matricial
2014
Chinese ink on paper
22 x 16.5 cm; 35 x 30 x 6 cm framed
Rationality defeated
2014
Chinese ink on paper
16.5 x 32 cm; 30 x 45 x 6 cm framed
Hey
2014
Chinese ink on paper
21 x 14.7 cm; 35 x 29 x 3.5 cm framed
Michel
2013
Chinese ink on paper
17.5 x 10.5 cm; 25.5 x 18.5 x 2.9 cm framed
Mure
2013
ink on paper
17.5 x 10.5 cm; 25.5 x 18.5 x 2.9 cm framed
L'Adolescent
2012
oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
14 ans
2012
oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
21 (after Jasper Johns)
2012
oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Attendre
2012
oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
F1.A2.M3.I4.L5.L6.E7
2012
oil on canvas (7 panels)
180 x 280 cm
Eden
2012
oil on canvas
48 x 38 cm
Sans Titre
2011
oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Agony
2012
oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Physique Quantique
2012
oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Anubus le Septopis
2012
oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Michel
2012
oil on canvas
48 x 38 cm
Powder and snow: The one who cries empty
2012
graphite on paper in artist's frame
38.5 x 45 cm
Pervs
2011
pencil on canvas
160 x 130 cm
A Game of Faith
2012
54 carved wooden blocks, varnish
base: 15.5 x 15.5 cm; height: variable; edition of 7 + 2 AP
Video of The Game of Faith
2012
single channel video
24 minutes, edition of 7 + 2 AP
Stardust
2011
oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Le 8 ne désigne pas l'infini, il est juste un 8 (Diptych
2011
oil on canvas
162 x 260 cm

BIOGRAPHY

“Painting is an absolute medium to think about the world and also to read and compare human history through [various] ages, styles and convictions. I try to begin a painting as if it was the first one. I want to free my mind of known techniques, methods and habits.”

Distinctly urban, dynamic and contemplative, Truc-Anh is a Vietnamese-French artist who works in a range of media that includes photography, video, drawing, sculpture and performance. Recently, he has been focusing considerable attention to the medium of painting wishing to challenge our modern condition of passive viewing. Through his paintings, Truc-Anh encourages viewers to actively engage, pause and ponder what is made visible through careful layers of applied pigments. Truc-Anh’s paintings are not derivative of everyday reality, but offer the potential to create unexplored, unstable worlds that invite further meditation. His works explore the duality of the image, and the possibilities of belief and contradiction that lie therein. Employing mechanisms of destabilization, more specifically the coupling of the material with the immaterial, of paint and fiction, Truc-Anh presents a fractured world in his work. Drawing upon a range of references from art history to contemporary culture, the presumed direct relationship between the viewer and the work betrays a tenuous hold.

Born in 1983 in Paris, Truc-Anh studied at École Boulle, École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués, Paris; ECAL, Haute École d’Art et de Design, Lausanne, Switzerland; and La Cambre, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels, Brussels, Belgium. He has exhibited in several group exhibitions in Europe, most notably in Tentoonstelling: Sounds of Silence (De stem van de stilte) at Museum CODA, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, 30 ans du Mai-Photogaphies curated by Claire Bresson, and White Spirit Part 1 and 2 curated by Tania Nasielski. Recent exhibitions include Jaquoire en Patrioche at Galerie Sator, Paris; Pop-up Gallerie, Galerie Albus Lux, Knokke, Belgium; Solo Project Art Fair, Basel; Drawing Now Art Fair, Paris; and Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi.

Truc-Anh lives and works between Ho Chi Minh City, Paris and Los Angeles.

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