Nguyen Thanh Truc

Born in 1969, Nguyen Thanh Truc graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University in 1993. Nguyen Thanh Truc began his career making calm and poetic mixed media paintings that incorporated mosquito netting, string and paper, in which space and atmosphere mingled with the changing effects of light. He then abandoned collage techniques to explore the surface of the artwork with rich paint density, in a series of heavily built-up monochromatic paintings on board. ‘Painting is a sequence of experience. I usually work on many paintings at once. I try to simplify as far as possible the colors, figures, and lines in my paintings.’ (Quynh Pham)