Trương Tiến Trà
b. 1979, Thanh Hoa
Trương Tiến Trà is a graduate from University of Fine Arts, Hanoi and he also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Suricov, Moscow (Russia). During the 15 years of formal training at such prestigious schools, he earned his distinguishable skills apparent in his very first works. However, having been not fully satisfied with what he had studied at school, he searched and experimented with other materials such as oil painting, lacquer, silver gilding, dyeing of fabric. At first glance, Truong Tien Tra’s works appear minimalistic, with deliberation on shape, color and composition, his tone evincing a forlorn spirit, a dislocation of modern man between rapid industrialisation and traditional belief systems. His works are both semi-autobiographical and observational, at times even meditative.
Notable exhibitions include Hanoi March Meeting, Vietnam and Thailand, 2018; ‘Zen’, L’Espace, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017; ‘Linh Thú’, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2016; ‘Portrait’, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2012; ‘The Distorted Truth 2′, Suffusive Art Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2007; ‘Oil Paintings’, Cheongju Museum, Korea, 2007; ‘The Distorted Truth 1′, Suffusive Art Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2006.