Doan Xuan Tang
Đoàn Xuân Tặng (b. 1977, Nam Dinh, Vietnam) graduated from the Faculty of Painting, Hanoi University of Fine Arts (now renamed Vietnam University of Fine Arts) in 2001. Since the first solo exhibition in 2009 he has pursued subjects related to mountainous culture and landscape. With the observational eyes of an ethnologist researching the Northwest mountainous region, Đoàn Xuân Tặng paintings are both field documentary and highly expressive, giving viewers a world of highland at the same time. Lyrical, poetic, both vibrant and brilliant, his works have appeared in many group and individual exhibitions in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Dubai, the US and are can be found in collections in Vietnam and overseas.
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