Nguyễn Đức Phương
b. 1982, Hanoi
Graduated from the Vietnam University of Fine Art in 2007, Nguyễn Đức Phương (aka. Phương giò)’s creative practices span across painting, installation, folk painting restoration – particularly Kim Hoàng prints. Phương giò’s interest is deeply rooted in vernacular culture and local arts. This is demonstrated through his use of materials such as gió paper, soil, ceramics,..; his free-spirited and seemingly simplified figurative; Eastern single-line composition (đơn tuyến bình đồ); and his nostalgic yet humorous sensibility towards contemporary life. He participated in some notable exhibitions such as: ‘The Foliage 2′ (2018) at VCCA, Hanoi; ‘Look for the Divine Beings‘ (2017) at Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi; ‘Virus‘ (2011) at La4uatrième, Creative Lab_Hanoi, Hanoi. In 2018, he was an artist in residence at A. Farm, HCMC.