Truong Tan

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Human
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, finely ground silver
80 x 120 cm
Distant
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, silver leaf, abalone shell, finely ground silver
80 x 120 cm
Cover
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, gold leaf, canvas, finely crushed egg shell
80 x 120 cm
Ablaze
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, finely ground silver, finely ground gold, finely ground mother-of-pearl, finely crushed egg shell, finely ground abalone shell, gold leaf
80 x 120 cm
Elemental
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, finely ground silver
80 x 120 cm
Gravity
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, finely ground abalone shell, finely crushed egg shell, finely ground silver, finely ground snail shell, gold emulsion, silk
80 x 120 cm
Illumination
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, finely ground silver, gold leaf, silver leaf
80 x 120 cm
Lost
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, finely ground silver, snail shell
80 x 120 cm
Memory
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, silver leaf , abalone shell, finely ground silver
80 x 120 cm
Mystery
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, gold leaf
80 x 120cm
Nostalgia
2019
acquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, egg shell, finely ground silver
80 x 120 cm
Phoenix
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, finely ground silver, mother-of-pearl, emulsion paint
80 x 120 cm
Radiant
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, finely ground silver, silver leaf
80 x 120 cm
Red
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, mother-of-pearl, egg shell, finely ground silver
80 x 120 cm
Ruby
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, snail shell, finely ground silver
80 x 120 cm
Snow
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, egg shell, finely ground silver, silver leaf
80 x 120 cm
Somewhere
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, finely ground silver
80 x 120 cm
Stranger
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, finely ground silver
80 x 120 cm
The other planet
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, egg shell, finely ground silver, emulsion paint
80 x 120 cm
Under the sea
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, egg shell, finely ground silver, silver leaf
80 x 120 cm
Vibration
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, finely crushed egg shell, finely ground silver, silver leaf
80 x 120 cm
Watching
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, finely ground silver, silver leaf
80 x 120 cm
Wind
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, gold leaf, gold powder, silver powder, egg shell, mother-of-pearl
80 x 120 cm
Gem
2019
lacquer on wood, son color, abalone shell, finely ground silver
80 x 120 cm
Journey
2019
bamboo, rope, cable, tissue paper, fishing wire, silk and LED lights
225 x 1015 x 139 cm
Journey (detail)
2019
bamboo, rope, cable, tissue paper, fishing wire, silk and LED lights
225 x 1015 x 139 cm
Journey (detail)
2019
bamboo, rope, cable, tissue paper, fishing wire, silk and LED lights
225 x 1015 x 139 cm
Journey (detail)
2019
bamboo, rope, cable, tissue paper, fishing wire, silk and LED lights
225 x 1015 x 139 cm
Journey (detail)
2019
bamboo, rope, cable, tissue paper, fishing wire, silk and LED lights
225 x 1015 x 139 cm
Family
2019
cotton, polyester, silk, fiberglass
450 x 635 cm
Family (detail)
2019
cotton, polyester, silk, fiberglass
450 x 635 cm
Family (detail)
2019
cotton, polyester, silk, fiberglass
450 x 635 cm
Family (detail)
2019
cotton, polyester, silk, fiberglass
450 x 635 cm
Family (detail)
2019
cotton, polyester, silk, fiberglass
450 x 635 cm
Family (detail)
2019
cotton, polyester, silk, fiberglass
450 x 635 cm
Family (detail)
2019
cotton, polyester, silk, fiberglass
450 x 635 cm
A little gift
2019
lacquer, fabric, foam
60 x 77 x 40 cm
River
2019
egg shell, abalone shell, mother-of-pearl, snail shell
80 x 120 cm
Sea
2019
lacquer, egg shell, abalone shell, soil, soil dust, mosquito netting
70 x 118 cm
Time #1
2019
lacquer on wood
40 x 60 cm
Time #2
2019
lacquer on wood
40 x 60 cm
Time #3
2019
lacquer on wood
40 x 60 cm
Time #4
2019
lacquer on wood
40 x 60 cm
Time #5
2019
lacquer on wood
40 x 60 cm
Time #6
2019
lacquer on wood
40 x 60 cm
Time #7
2019
lacquer on wood
40 x 60 cm
Time #8
2019
lacquer on wood
40 x 60 cm
Time #9
2019
lacquer on wood
40 x 60 cm
Time #10
2019
lacquer on wood
40 x 60 cm
Time #11
2019
lacquer on wood
40 x 60 cm
Time #12
2019
lacquer on wood
40 x 60 cm

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Hanoi in 1963, Truong Tan is one of Vietnam’s most innovative and daring artists. As the first openly gay artist in Vietnam to freely address issues of homosexuality in his art, he has also proven influential due to his relentless originality as a painter and his groundbreaking works of performance and installation in the 1990s. Moving from his early autobiographical work, Tan’s current practice (often times incredibly labour intensive) ponders grand themes of love, courage, prejudice and conflict.

Truong Tan has participated in numerous international exhibitions over the last three decades. His works have been shown at prestigious institutions such as Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; Gallery 4A, Sydney, Australia; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; ifa Gallery, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany; Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; and Asia Society, Hong Kong. Tan has performed at Liverpool Biennale, UK; Container 96, Copenhagen, Denmark; Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany; Saigon Open City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and at numerous other locales. Tan’s works are in major collections around the world including Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; Singapore Art Museum; and Post-Vi Dai Collection, Geneva, Switzerland and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Truong Tan lives and works in Hanoi and Paris.

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