Of Reveries and Obsessions

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all photos presented works installation views
Nadège David
Untitled
2009
Chinese ink, watercolor and fiber tip pen on rice paper
89.5 x 69.3 cm
Nadège David
Untitled
2009
Chinese ink, watercolor and fiber tip pen on rice paper
89 x 69.3 cm
Nadège David
Untitled
2009
Chinese ink, watercolor and fiber tip pen on rice paper
83.7 x 68.8 cm
Nadège David
Untitled
2009
Chinese ink, watercolor and fiber tip pen on rice paper
88.5 x 69 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2009
pencil, watercolor and Chinese ink on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2009
pencil, watercolor and Chinese ink on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2009
pencil, watercolor and Chinese ink on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2009
pencil, watercolor and Chinese ink on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2009
pencil, watercolor and Chinese ink on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2009
pencil, watercolor and Chinese ink on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2009
pencil, watercolor and Chinese ink on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2009
pencil, watercolor and Chinese ink on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2009
pencil, watercolor and Chinese ink on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2009
pencil, watercolor and Chinese ink on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
Do Hoang Tuong
Woman Head
2008
oil and acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Do Hoang Tuong
Young Woman
2008
oil and acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Do Hoang Tuong
Faces
2009
oil on canvas
130 x 200 cm
Tran Van Thao
Rain in Sunlight IV
2008
acrylic and oil on canvas
120 x 160 cm
Tran Van Thao
Rain in Sunlight V
2008
acrylic and oil on canvas
120 x 160 cm
Tran Van Thao
Cross I
2008
acrylic and oil on canvas
160 x 120 cm
Tran Van Thao
Cross II
2008
acrylic and oil on canvas
90 x 90 cm
Tiffany Chung
ESI AD
2006
oil-based marker, vellum and collage on paper
71 x 51 cm
Tiffany Chung
ESI Bubbles
2006
oil-based marker, vellum and collage on paper
71 x 51 cm
Tiffany Chung
Pink and Red No. 2
2006
paper collage
40 x 40 cm
Tiffany Chung
Pink and Red No. 5
2006
paper collage
40 x 40 cm
Tiffany Chung
Aqua Blue No. 1
2006
paper collage
40 x 40 cm
Tiffany Chung
Mitsukoshi No. 1
2006
paper collage
40 x 40 cm
Tiffany Chung
Lotus No. 2
2006
paper collage
40 x 40 cm
Tiffany Chung
White and Blue
2006
paper collage
40 x 40 cm

SYNOPSIS

Of Reveries and Obsessions is characterized by an uncanny violence and disturbing uneasiness.  Featuring the work of Tiffany Chung, Nadège David, Do Hoang Tuong, Sandrine Llouquet and Tran Van Thao – five artists based in Ho Chi Minh City – the exhibition explores the compulsive nature of art-making contemplative of the urban experience. While the works may range in style and medium, each refers to the obsessive impulse of creation or a drugged, dreamlike state of existence.

The pained expressions worn by the faces in Do Hoang Tuong’s paintings reflect his modern anxiety concerning the loss of traditional family values. Tiffany Chung also explores the disquietude of living in a modern metropolis through the iterative process of drawing, cutting, and arranging her collages, creating artificially beautiful, but claustrophobic environments. Nadège David’s sinuous webs of repetitive black lines create figures that are akin to those of Sandrine Llouquet’s – figures which are at once sweet and twisted. Finally, Tran Van Thao’s paintings with their brilliant backgrounds elicit feelings of apprehension or tranquility that mark the intuitive nature of his work. Of Reveries and Obsessions brings together artists whose works are marked with fantasy, uncertainty and anxiety.