Truc-Anh makes solo debut in town

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Truc-Anh makes solo debut in town

‘Croire/Douter’ is the debut solo exhibition by French artist Truc-Anh in Vietnam which on Thursday opened at Galerie Quynh, exploring the flux of certitude and ambiguity inherent in notions of dichotomy and paradox.

Truc-Anh makes solo debut in town

By My Tran in HCMC

A painting by artist Truc-Anh at Galerie Quynh in District 1 Photo: My Tran
‘Croire/Douter’ is the debut solo exhibition by French artist Truc-Anh in Vietnam which on Thursday opened at Galerie Quynh, exploring the flux of certitude and ambiguity inherent in notions of dichotomy and paradox.

It takes as a point of departure the duality of the image, and the possibilities of belief and contradiction that lie therein. Employing mechanisms of destabilization, more specifically the coupling of the material with the immaterial, of paint and fiction, Truc-Anh challenges the viewer to identify with the fractured world he presents. Drawing upon a range of references from art history to contemporary culture, the presumed direct relationship between the viewer and the work betrays a tenuous hold.

Perceptual psychology rests on the notion that cognitive sense originates with the viewer’s innate observational assumptions, and it is this basis that gives a veritable voice to Truc-Anh. In considering this latest body of work, the viewer’s presumptions and biases stand exposed and the stark reality of the instability of existence comes to the fore.

While this exhibition focusing primarily on the medium of paint. Truc-Anh, born in 1983, lives and works in HCMC and Paris, and has covered a variety of mediums, including photography, video, drawing, sculpture and performance. He exhibited 30 ans du Mai-Photographies curated by Claire Bresson (2010), and White Spirit Part 1 and 2 curated by Tania Nasielski (2009-2010).

The show runs until June 9 at the gallery, 65A De Tham Street in District 1.

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