Vietnamese, born 1966
Dinh Quan was born in 1964, and graduated from the Vietnam University of Fine Art In 1990, where he studied lacquer painting.
Today, Dinh Quan is recognized as one of Vietnam's most important lacquer artists. Through his development of the art form, he has adapted the medium to include alternative techniques and other art disciplines, such as sculpture.
For beneath every layer of lacquer lies precious fragments of Dinh Quan’s inner self – sometimes fragile and patient, often resilient and strong like the female forms that have become fundamental to his mode of expression. The female essence has been at the heart of his unique world, which has been profoundly linked to his strong reverence for his Buddhist beliefs and filial piety to his family.
1994, 2010: China
1996, 1997, 1999, 2000: Japan
1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002: Singapore
1997, 1999: Philippine’s
1997, 1998, 2000, 2005: USA
2002: Luxembourg and Belgium
Singapore Art Museum
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
National Art Gallery of Malaysia
By Phan Cam Thuong
"It’s a changing time of the Vietnam art to move to a new younger generation of artists who were born after the wars, at least from 1975 to 1980, 1990. Modern Art used to be attractive to artists of war time and Subsidized Period, and but now is no more to them. Many young artists are following three new arts: installation art, performing art and video art with direct social ideas, painting is only part of creations changing art basically which is called Post Modern Art. When the world is more globalized and “flat” according to the economists & new generation of Vietnamese, those have more opportunities to go abroad, admiring the international arts, working with international artists have been influenced more or less. However due to some of Vietnamese situations, the young democracy, the cultural life crisis, downgrades, the art industry is still not very professional, depending totally on the foreign buyers, each individual artist has to choose his own path in the society, in his life. "
"A mother is the Sky, a mother is the Earth...I honour women from the love, despair and doubt that they impart in me."
- Dinh Quan -