Doãn Hoàng Lâm
After graduating from the Hanoi Cinematography & Theatre University in 1993, Doan Hoang Lam who was born in 1970 continued his education at the Vietnam University of Fine Arts. After graduating in 1999 he emerged onto the Hanoi art scene in the early 2000s as an excellent abstract and expressionist painter, whose interest lies in depicting and (dis)figuring the human body and psyche.
At times aggressive and dark, others sensual and alluring, the human figures in Lam’s work seem to both appear and disappear, their parts dismantled and reassembled, their whole buried and exhumed.
Not one to accept the concept of the artist’s obligation to maintain a single cohesive style, Lam has recently expanded his practice to incorporating elements such as light boxes and X-ray scans into his works, transforming them from static paintings into constantly shifting environments.