The exhibition “Inside me” devoted to the works of Nguyen Thi Chau Giang brings together at the Vin Gallery, from September 7 to October 20, 2018, a series of paintings on silk of an artist with a flurry universe, symbolic and poetic.
As its title announces it, the exhibition explores the plural feeling of being a woman in Vietnam, both a sensation of strength, an imbalance, the resulting mental state of confusion and the poetic intuition indescribable and intangible of an artist who wants to express it. It is towards these nuances that are hard to grasp that the exhibition tends. An introspection that expresses the loneliness of women, hiding under the figure of reason and a leap into an boundless space. A vital rush.
By choosing to use a medium like the silk, Nguyen Thi Chau Giang chooses a material allowing to express feelings and some poetry. She uses the tradition while applying a new identity, infusing a new soul, thus giving to his paintings a modern and original look. The delicate image as the skin is fixed on this feminine and fragile support, where layers of colors superimposed themselves with fluid transitions, thus giving a sensitive look at the contemporary life where the woman occupies a place often central.
About Nguyen Thi Chau Giang
Born in 1975 in Hanoi, Giang moved to Ho Chi Minh City with her family when she was eight years old. Widely recognized as an important voice in Vietnamese contemporary art, she has been selected twice in the past in 1997 and 1999 as “one of the top ten young artists in Ho Chi Minh City”. After graduating from the University of Ho Chi Minh Fine Art, she spent several additional months at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was also a resident artist of the CAVE organization in New York. Nguyen Thi Chau Giang is now an established artist renowned for her work on the roles of women in Vietnamese society. She participates in international exhibitions and her works are found in permanent collections of museums.
Exhibition Dates September 7 – October 20, 2018
Opening reception Friday 7 September 2018 | 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Address: Vin Gallery, 6 Van Mien, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City