Sea-beaches turning into mulberry fields and valleys turning into hills, both these two phrases allude to drastic changes of Nature and the vissicitudes of human life, and the former also implies wretchedness and desolation. A human life is only an infinitesimal limited atom in the infinity of time, yet could contain in itself “sea-beach into
The less things you carry, the farther way you can go. In a artist’s journey to the endless of the art, carrying the skill – in spite of outstanding skill – maby look like carrying a basket of gold in the desert. Tran Tuan has renounced his rare drawing abilily and paint an undefined art.
Tran Tuan is fully qualified for great successs. Giffed with some profundity in art, he painted realistically for a very long time and created several beautiful portraits of his family and friends. From the fate of each indivifual, he suddenly sought metaphysics in many of his works in the 1990s. As a result, his dreamy
The creation of an artist is long process to find oneself. In the long path in seach for all these joys and sorrows, potential secrets have been explored and a pure essence is seen. Tran Tuan is now on this path, with a speceal strictness of his own. It is really his language, in whatever
The Tran Tuan’s appearance was in the early Nineties in the “Third Wave” of the new art. He used to be a hope of his colleagues and the art critic with his imperturbable and prudent art style. When all most the gallery commercialized, promoted the “painting for tourism” and mimic or copy painting, Tran Tuan
In the art, some ones need only a few years to get their successes, but some others tramp in many decades. The fast ones express their talent. The slow ones are deep and profoundness. Ly Truc Son said: “A painting can be painted fast or slowly. Painting fast requires fast skill, but its view is
The Spanish philosopher George Santayana once said that “An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.” The paintings of Tran Tuan on display here tonight represent his choice to let himself dream of the world. This exhibition is his invitation to us to join him in that dream. And every great