Lương Văn Trịnh
‘Sculpture is a game of Shape – Figure – Light to create a contemplative space, a virtual space’.
Lương Văn Trịnh (b. 1986, Ninh Binh) works with stone. Born in the Northern Delta region, Trinh is heavily influenced by ancient religious architecture – temples, shrines, pagoda, communal housing – believing not only their purpose, but their material, possesses unique spirit. Drawing on mythic folk traditions in figure and concept, Trinh’s stone carvings recall Vietnamese ‘village culture’ where nature morphs with the human world. Trinh hails from a family of stone artisans and holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Sculpture from Vietnam University of Fine Arts. Trinh is also a lecturer at the Department of Sculpture, Vietnam University of Fine Arts, and regularly gathers young artists for residency and workshops in Ninh Binh, where he currently lives and works.
Check out the interview with Luong Trinh on the Vietcetera website