"Nguyen Hung Trinh has loved painting since he was young.  He has spent a long time trying to create somehting specific, a new way to paint and has finally achieved it by painting using one finger and a palette knife.  His style is combination of three techniques: abstract, surrealist and expressionist."

....is as we have already quoted previously in our blog.


The two painting by the Vietnamese artist, Nguyen Hung Trinh, in our gallery, is of two women, and a man.  What you get to see when you look at the painting is rather striking movement of colors.  With his unique method of application of colors, instead of muddling them all together into gray, he let the colors interact on their own on the canvas with his own trace.
To judge whether the paintings are the happy paintings, or sad paintings, is just like any other work, will be up to audiences.  Subtle expression of subjects, and almost violent movement of the color will lead audiences to comprehend the artworks with many emotions.
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Exhibitions:
2007     'Myth Day', Saigon-USA, CA, USA
2006     'Recent Works' Tu Do Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
2004     'Modern Art Talks Vietnamese', Stuttgart, Germany
2002     'Timeless Refrain', Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
             'At the corner', Gabriel Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
             'Time of Human Being 3' Tu Do Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2001     'Time of Human Being 2', Bich Cau Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2000     'Time of Human Being 1', Haong Hau Hotel, Dalat, Vietnam
 
Since last night, we have officially opened up the exhibition: Showcase 2010.
We initially planned this Showcase for 14days, but now it's been extended to usual 4weeks exhibition. So this show will be on until 26th of March now.

The artists represented in this exhibition are;

<Indonesia>
Andi Wahono
Boyke Aditya Krishna S
Ekwan Marianto
Nur Khamim

<Vietnam>
Nguyen Hung Trinh

<Japan>
Sui

<Singapore>
Andre Tan
Safaruddin

<Myanmar>
Kyi Wynn
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The rest of artworks you can check out in the gallery yourself.. ;)
 
Just an insight into what we do in the gallery prior to the exhibition opening. This carpentry doesn't happen everyday, though we are somehow capable we'd say, and despite the sluggish weather today, we somehow managed to stretch artworks from Myanmar in the end.
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The artworks that came in yesterday, is from Burmese artist. This will be his first appearance in our gallery.
Along with Burmese art we've got yesterday, we also got paintings from a Japanese artist today;  mostly of portraiture paintings.
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The more we get of artworks, the more exciting we are for the exhibition to open.  I think it is going to be literally a colorful exhibition, in terms of diversity of artworks and as well as the mish mash of different cultures...!
 
We would like to give you another peep into our upcoming Shocase 2010 this Friday.

Nguyen Hung Trinh is from Vietnam and here's some info extract about him from  http://my.opera.com/Nixking/blog/show.dml/3032633


Nguyen Hung Trinh has loved painting since he was young. He has spent a long time trying to create something specific, a new way to paint and has finally achieved it by painting using one finger and a palette knife . His style is combination of three techniques: abstract, surrealist and expressionist.

"My work, first of all, is about a journey inward.
I don’t like to portray reality. What I prefer to do, by my own artworks, is to look for something I met in a dream, something I found accidentally at the corner of my heart. I try to paint, intuitively, a lyrical feeling or a metaphysical thought.
For me, to paint is an attempt to catch up with something that is not only fragile but also unknown. I discover and create my own soul at the same time. I recognize my innermost being through the colors and the figures on the canvas. Imitating the best known phrase by Descartes, I would like to say: I paint, therefore, I am.
The journey inward, therefore, is also a journey outward."
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Happy Chinese New Year!
We hope you the best and prosperity for the year to come, and also enjoy the festive season.

In the meantime, please note that our gallery will be closed for the Chinese New Year, and open again on next Friday 19th.
 
Chinese New Year is getting close now and we're juggling paintings to be stretched nicely on stretcher for the show end of this month.
As much as it's a bit of hustle getting slightly dusty in the gallery, it is quite exciting seeing the artworks displayed to be stretched.
We also acquired new artworks from our beloved artist Andre Tan, the free spirited artist with lovely paintings, also one of our Proxies from previous exhibition.
His three new artworks are actually on the wall in our gallery so if you happen to drop by and see us shuffling busily on our feet trying to organize the gallery, you won't be disappointed.
You'll get to see these new artworks, as well as another Proxies' - Safaruddin - artwork from previous exhibition.
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Our first show this year, Showcase 2010, featuring artists from different countries to give sneak preview for artworks we will be presenting this year, will be opening at the end of this month.

Details are as follow;

Date: Friday 26 Feb
Venue: D'peak Art Space Singapore
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Some of the artists we will be showcasing are; Andy Wahono, Ekwan Marianto, Sui, Kyi Wynn...

For RSVP, please contact us on;
dpeakgallery@universalcollectionpl.com
6848-9267
or please use the RSVP form on our "Curating" page.