To the terror of the lone lake The Black Bird In the studio

Do Hoang Tuong

Do Hoang Tuong (b. 1960, Vietnam) graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts in 1984, and belongs to an influential generation of abstract painters in the South of Vietnam in the 1990s, namely the Group of 10. Since 2000, he returned to figurative painting, showing the desire for the founding of a new artistic path: to repair the violent loss and destruction of our human condition. Hoang Tuong’s signature figures are often stretched or contorted in torment, their legs in sexualized pose with bodies in disproportion, as if to provoke a sense of danger and anger. For him, making art helps one depart from the trauma of history.  

Select notable exhibitions include S.E.A Focus, Gillman Barracks, Singapore, 2019; Art Expo Malaysia Plus, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018; Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, the Yuchengco Museum, and the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippines, 2018; ART STAGE Singapore, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore, 2018; Personal Structures, European Cultural Center and GAA Foundation, Venice, Italy, 2017; Open Door – Fine Arts during the 30 years after Doi Moi, Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2016; Eagles Fly, Sheep Flock: Biographical Imprints, Artistic Practices in Southeast Asia, Singapore, 2015. 

Studio visit with Do Hoang Tuong

This video is part of a series of interviews with artists in the Nguyen Art Foundation collection