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"we don't know that the sky is not blue" (2008) is a tour-de-force figurative oil painting by one of the most exciting South-East Asian on the international art-scene. Tran Trong Vu (Vietnam, 1964). The artist is known for his colorful and specific manner of painting, in a style that belies an interest in outside art as well as Western styles of painting. He is most famous for his celebratory and ironic compositions that repeat exaggerated images of smiling Vietnamese men placed surreal compositions, as seen here, with three men standing in a waist-high field of flowers that continue to fall into the scene is if snow-flakes. against a neo-pop pink background, This painting measures 60 x 37 inches (H: 153 cm W: 94 cm) is unframed and in perfect condition.

Tran Trong Vu was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1964. From 1982-1987 he studies painting at Fine Arts College of Hanoi and from 1987-1989 he was a professor at Fine Arts College of Hanoi, with a prestigious invitation to as an artist in residence from 1989-1992 at National Fine Arts College of Paris, France, and in 2000 was a guest professor of Fine Arts College of Reims, France. The artist's paintings have been the subject of solo and group gallery and museum exhibitions throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. including:"Post-Doi Moi: Vietnamese Art after 1990", Singapore Art Museum; "Retrospective 1982 - 2007"; Exhibition Center of Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada; "Have a long life !", E'space - French Cultural Center, Hanoi (solo); "Travelers", Islip Art Museum, New York, U.S.; "Elles aussi, fleurs tombantes...Cycle" at Art et Chapelles, Pays de la Loire, France (solo); "We don't know how water is blue?", (solo) Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong and, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York; "Good Morning Vietnam", Gallery Podion, Amsterdam (solo); "Journal der Orte" Kunstlerhauser, Worpswede, Germany (solo); "Biennale Austria 2006", Huettenberg, Austria; "Artists from Vietnam", Galerie Mirchadani & Steinruecke, Mumbai, India; "Les Artistes Peregrins", Foundation d'entreprise Espace Ecureuil, Toulouse, France amongst others.

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  • The Artist. Acquired directly from the present artist by present owner.
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 60 x 37 in. (152.4 x 93.98 cm.)
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