January 20, 2015
January 12, 2015
‘Consciousness’ featuring Trinh Cung's latest creations with 9 sketches and 7 large size oil paintings will mark the return of one of the most important artists of Saigon before 1975 after more than 20 years long of absence in the local art scene.
‘I haven’t shown my work to public for a long time as I felt depressed with everything I created, so I wrapped them up, locked them in a tube, brought them along with me with the hope to find a heaven, for me and for them.
Now at the age of 77, I have realised that my artwork need to be free, they need to be alive and that’s why they are here, at manzi art space today’ - Trinh Cung.
By setting up an ambiguous interplay between foreground and background, transforming his canvas into a composition of loose, organic forms, in this series of work, Trinh Cung has created a perpetual motion, candidly confronting themes of identity, sexuality and the fear of loss and abandonment.