Nguyễn Minh Thành

biography

Born in 1971 in Hanoi, Minh Thanh graduated from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts in 1996. 


He belongs to the first generation of Vietnamese avant-garde artists who experimented with the less traditional methods of art-making such as performance and installation in the 1990s and 2000s, and later played an influential role in nurturing and shaping the subsequent development of contemporary and experimental art in Hanoi. Intrigued by Buddhist concerns of attachment and escape, and using mainly Chinese ink and watercolour on handmade Vietnamese dzo paper, Thanh’s melancholic portraits are the results of his meditative and spiritual search for beauty, harmony and tranquility.


Having been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, Thanh’s work is included in numerous public and private collections, such as the National Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, the World Bank Art Program, and the Post Vi Dai Collection of Contemporary Vietnamese Art.

works

This artist currently has no available work at Manzi

works

Halfblood

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2011
250 x 150 cm
watercolor and gouache on handmade dzo paper

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The Portrait

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2011
120 x 60 cm
ink, gouache on dzo paper

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An H'Mong old man

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2019
60 x 80 cm
watercolor on silk

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Fragile moment

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2015
76 x 57 cm
gouache on dzo paper

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Intelligent Hole

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2017
79 x 59 cm
watercolor and gouache on handmade dzo paper

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Landscape 1

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2018
30 x 20 cm
gouache on dzo paper

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Landscape 4

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2018
30 x 20 cm
gouache on dzo paper

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Still Life

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2010
60 x 120 cm
gouache on dzo paper

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All Alone

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2011
60 x 120 cm
ink, gouache on dzo paper

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Roses

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2019
80 x 60 cm
watercolor on silk

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Infinity

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2017
80 x 60 cm
oil on canvas

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Timeless

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2017
79 x 59 cm
watercolor, gouache on handmade dzo paper

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Landscape 3

NGUYỄN MINH THÀNH
2018
30 x 20 cm
gouache on dzo paper

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