Nguyễn Văn Đủ (b. 1986) and Trần Nguyễn Trung Tín (b. 1992) are representative of the youngest generation of Vietnamese artists practicing painting today. They treat their paintings in a more calm and peaceful manner than prior generations, as they consider their artworks a natural instrument for expression, not just a weapon/tool in the war between modernity and tradition, between what is local and global.
… Tín and Đủ have many contrasts between them. These contrasts lie not only in their ideas or the contents of their paintings, but also in the materials they use. By these contrasts, they show that paintings is not a medium to be decentralized with the emergence of new multimedia art materials, but is in fact a very rich area of possibility to collaborate with other ideas and instruments. Curator of this exhibition, Nguyễn Như Huy, thus seeks to find a way to reveal the artistic expression of paintings at the time when, seemingly, there is a resurrection of drawing in Vietnam in the first years of the 21st century.