Doan Xuan Tang
Doan Xuan Tang (b. 1977, Vietnam) graduated from the Faculty of Painting, Vietnam University of Fine Arts in 2001. Since his first solo exhibition in 2009 he has pursued subjects related to the mountainous culture and landscape of North Vietnam. His paintings are both field documentary and highly expressive, giving viewers a glimpse into the daily, changing lives of people in the highlands. Lyrical, poetic, vibrant and brilliant, his works have been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan Korea, Dubai, and Singapore.
Studio Visit with Đoàn Xuân Tặng
Quynh Nguyen, Founder of The Nguyen Art Foundation, visited Doan Xuan Tang in his Hanoi studio on 16 November 2021. In this video, Doan Xuan Tang talks about his endless fascination with life in the highlands, how its people and sceneries have been his main source of inspiration since university days, and how he uses abstraction as a way to metaphorically capture the fast paced changes occurring across Vietnam’s rural and urban societies.
This video is part of a series of interviews with artists in the Nguyen Art Foundation collection