DARK ARTSTruc-Anh’s Solo Debut In Vietnam Thrills Culture Lovers
ALL eyes were on Truc-Anh last Thursday night as the flamboyant artist unveiled his first solo exhibition in Vietnam at Galerie Quynh in Ho Chi Minh City.
Resplendent in blue eyeliner, the French-born artist, who divides his time between Paris and Saigon, mingled freely with an excellent turn out of culture lovers at the launch of his show, entitled Croire/Douter.
Regarded as one of the most exciting talents working among the current crop of Vietnam-based artists, Truc Anh is highly regarded for his work across various media including photography, sculpture, performance and video. He has also exhibited in several group exhibitions across Europe.
Combining elements of conventional portraiture with heavy layers of often jarring subversion and surrealism, the artwork displayed challenges observers to look beyond the obvious and confront the fractured nature of reality.
With public and historical figures such as shamed French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Napoleon also cropping up in the work, Truc Anh’s often-dark imagination has inspired one of the more fascinating collections of contemporary art to be displayed in Vietnam.
Exhibition runs from 10 May – 9 June, 2012 at Galerie Quynh, 65 De Tham Street, District 1.
left Agony: 2012: Oil On Canvas: 162 x130cm right 21: 2012: Oil On Canvas: 162x30cm
Location: Galerie Quynh, 65 De Tham Street, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam