Minh Duc

Born in 1964, in Hué, Central Vietnam

Tran Hoang Minh Duc is a self-taught artist. In 1982, he passed the entrance examination to the Fine Art High School in Hue City with first-rate grades, which earned him a special admission to the Fine Arrt College of Hue City. However, to obey his parents, he studied chemistry in the University Hue City, then graduated as a chemial engineer. Still passionate about art, he learned by himself to paint and started cultivating his own style inspired by his work. From 1987 to 1999 he worked at a hydroelectric plant. This was his most affluent creative perdio. At that time, this hydroelectric plant was on the way to construction. Geometric lines of cranes, electric wires, and turbines inspired him with new concepts. he dropped impressionism influences to express his subjects with cubic forms. After 10 years of hard work, his style was well received and won the heart of art lovers. outside of exhibitions in Vietnam, he was invited to exhibited in Brussels, Belgium in 1998, to Melbourne, Australie in 2000, in Singapore in 2002, in Texas, USA in 2004.

He developped an advocacy work somewhat bold in the Vietnamese context in that it "geometrises" topics mainly focused on the couple, memories from riverts and villages. Representation is often naive, but this is very spontaneous and very simple, so his painting is attractive and very romantic. he tries in vain to find the balance between the extremely stylized figuration and abstraction. His research is particularly interesting as it tries to explore the world of colors.

  • Young Lady and Horse 1997 oil on canvas, 100 x 85 cm
  • Love 1997 oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm
  • Street 1996 oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm
  • Waiting 1997 oil on canvas, 86 x 70 cm
  • Year of the Tiger 1998 oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm
  • Hué in the Spring 1996 oil on canvas, 95 x 65 cm
  • Autoportrait 1996 oil on canvas, 96 x 83 cm

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