Asiahues and Soma Art Lounge are thrilled to present artist Đoàn Xuân Tặng's latest works in Hoài Niệm | Resonance. The artworks will be on display at Soma Art Lounge from 1 March t through 19 April 2019.
Born in 1977, Doan Xuan Tang is a Vietnamese artist who graduated from the Hanoi Fine Art University in 2001. His paintings often capture the peculiar beauty, strength and melancholy of people coming from mountainous tribes. The subjects’ facial features are either obscured or exaggerated with bold colours and broad brush strokes. At times, they almost blend into nature, into the clouds and mountains, and the scenic surroundings…
Untitled 8, Oil on canvas, 125 x 125cm
For Doan Xuan Tang, the mountainous region of Northwestern Vietnam never ceases to compel him to create. In fact, for most of his career, he has been making works about the people who live there, the beauty of their colourful traditional fabrics, as well as their sentiments. His past works included a series of portraits that conveyed these ethnic minority people’s sadness and torments, ingrained in their faces through streaks of colours. He painted their eyes expressive of inner sorrows and wishes for a better life. But as Tang continues to be drawn back to the region, his impression of it shifts.
In the Cloud, Acrylic on canvas, 195 x 125 cm
In Tang’s new body of work, there is a sense of rejuvenation in the dancing bare feet of the people native to the golden mountain terrains, as they travel across the vast landscapes and elevate into space. Their faces are hidden behind the clouds, appearing and vanishing with the mountains and the woods. Through them, we see the artist’s admiration for the harmonious lives in which the people here live within nature. The constant movement in the artworks is also the change that we see in the artist’s practice. Pain no longer inflicts his paintings; in its place, are evocations of lives within the brilliant wilderness.
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Đoàn Xuân Tặng: Hoài Niệm | Resonance
1 March - 19 April 2019
Soma Art Lounge
6B Lê Văn Miến, Thảo Điền, D.2, HCM.