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Medium: Acrylic Painting
Dimensions in centimeters (height x width x depth): 60*40*0.1
Extra details: signed, dated
Copyright remains with the artist. Reproduction or use of these images is not permitted.
Current of owner's of the painting had a visit to the artist studio in Hanoi (2008). Purchase the artwork directly from the artist and taken pictures of artist while in the studio. The artist passed away in the following year in 2009.
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
About the Artist: VU DAN TAN (1946-2009)
1946-2009, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Vu Dan Tan is considered as one of the most important contemporary Vietnamese artists from the 1980s until his untimely death in 2009.
Vu Dan Tan (1946-2009, Hanoi, Vietnam) is one of the most important artists in the contemporary Vietnamese art scene. He was a self-taught artist, born to a playwright in Hanoi in 1946, where he started his career working in the cartoon film studios of Hanoi Television. He worked in this area while travelling in Russia and Cuba, where he subsequently learnt to paint. In 1990, together with his wife Natalia Kraevskaia, Tan founded Salon Natasha, the first private gallery in Hanoi.
During the early ‘90s, Salon Natasha was the only independent exhibition space free from governmental control and open to both art professionals and the public. The gallery has played a central role in supporting well-known and emerging artists alike, as well as in introducing art, very often of an experimental and non-commercial nature, to the public.
He forged a new vocabulary and vocation for visual artists in Vietnam, and broke from the traditional Vietnamese beaux-arts tradition, creating multi-media cross-disciplinary practices. Tan was known for his unique and intriguing artistry of applying recycled and abandoned everyday materials to his works, such as carton boxes. Tan’s work varied in scale and medium, from collages of cigarette packets, which he cut and painted to life-size temple and boat installations made of appliance boxes. Vu Dan Tan’s Venuses--cut out corset armor made of card-board paper, have come to symbolize the artist’s works in the last decade of his life.
His work has been widely exhibited and collected in countries such as France, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Finland, Japan, USA, Singapore and Vietnam. (Asia Art Archive)