TRAN LE NAM
Vietnamese, born 1962
1962 Born in Hanoi, Vietnam
Live and work in Hanoi, Vietnam.
2002 Group exhibition in Hanoi, generated a great deal of publicity for his work.
2005 'EXIT' group exhibition at the YOUNG gallery in Hanoi where his abstract work gained critical success.
Nam's increasingly high profile enabled him to exhibit in several shows during 2006: McGuire Gallery Showroom, New York, USA; EXIT Group Exhibition at Suffisive gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam.
"My paintings are influenced by modernist abstraction, contemporary culture, and a mixture of the Vietnamese contemporary life and my warring childhood. My paintings are intense attraction and emotive expression.
I dismantle objects' external structures, study their internality and then restructure them subjectively. I, thus, have composed my artworks multidimensionally, sentimentally, and with great sympathy and humanity.
From 2000 to 2003, my paintings focused on physical structures.
2003 to 2005 Compositions of colours and geometries.
2005 to present Movements of objects and colours. "
Tran Le Nam