Dinh Thi Tham Poong


Windows, sunlight and stories


Watercolor and gold leaf on dó paper

80 x 110 cm

Dinh Thi Tham Poong states: “To my mind everything has two distinct halves. A fish, for example, is half animal, half vegetal. The same is true with humans. Everything contains one another, holds one another, is intertwined with one another.” It is this idea of the twofold nature of life and its simultaneous interconnectedness that plays out in Poong’s work. Utilizing pattern upon pattern in a flat palette of color on traditional paper, the artist creates a world at once introspective and surrealistic. Depictions of ethnic minorities juxtaposed with flat decorative pattern are flights of imagination fused with normal daily life. 

(Edited from text excerpts provided by Art Vietnam Gallery)