My road to Arts is a long and winding one, passing through numerous hustles and bustles of life before I could officially enter the path of Fine Arts. As a saying goes, everyone has his own shoes, my works reflects my own experiences in life. When I spread on the canvas my dreams, my obsessions, my memories, my nostalgia, I feel like being redeemed.
The use of white and black colors came to me as both a coincidence and conscious choice. When studying painting at the art academy, I often prepared black and white drafts for countless assignments in various techniques and themes. Then I realized that black and white colors suit me the most, and started using them more often. The more I apply this dichotomy of black and white colors, the more I realize that I was bonded to them by karma. For my graduation, I chose to execute my final work in black and white. After my graduation, black and white colors have served me better in my research and creativity.
To me, to become an artist is very much like practicing a religion, which is no other than finding one’s own self. Buddha professed that “There is a Buddha in every being.” A learned Buddhist would become one with Buddha. In very much the same way, one would become an artist when he is learned and found himself. And I am already en route on the search for myself.
Nguyen Trong Minh
1982 : Born in Hung Yen province.
2001 – 2004 : Graduated from Music and Fine Art Pedagogy College.
2004 – 2007 : Teacher of Fine Art at secondary school.
2007 – 2011 : Study at Vietnam Fine Art University.
2003 : Student Art exhibition in Hanoi
2007 : “Fine Art University’s student” Exhibition
“Red River Art Prize” Group exhibition organize by Vietnam Fine Art University and Korea Art Central