lundi 19 mai 2014

Expo en ville

A voir absolument,
l'expo de Truc-Anh, artiste Français,
vernissage jeudi soir :

Galerie Quynh is pleased to present “oNiReaKHoWaRiGNoRaLiSMe” – Truc-Anh’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. This new body of work draws from the artist’s continued interest in the dichotomy of belief and disbelief, of certainty and doubt, reality and imagination, and the ambiguity of chaos. His oeuvre destabilizes the viewer, creating a sense of vertigo akin to the irrationality of dreams, and plays on the ability to see, observe, recognize and abandon our worldly knowledge and rational perception.

The title of the exhibition poses itself as a riddle and alludes to some of the diverse ideas, concepts and sources of inspiration for the artist, which range from art and human history to the history of representation and contemporary popular culture. The ‘isme’ (ism) ending of the indecipherable word suggests a school of thought, to which the artist adheres and which he invites us to participate in.

Truc-Anh’s paintings are rich in overlapping tales, juxtaposed to create an enigmatic, greater narrative that functions like a puzzle. His stories do not follow a chronological or linear structure but rather a circular one, almost viciously so that his imagery has the power of confounding and questioning reason, challenging the viewer’s knowledge. His inspiration for the multilayered stories in his oeuvre is well explained by controversial French author, filmmaker and poet Michel Houellebecq – the subject of one of his drawings – who wrote in his book La carte et le territoire (The map and the territory, 2010): "I think I've more or less finished with the world as narration – the world of novels and films, the world of music as well. I'm now only interested in the world as juxtaposition – that of poetry and painting."

Born in 1983 in Paris, Truc-Anh studied at École Boulle, École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués, Paris; ECAL, Haute École d’Art et de Design, Lausanne, Switzerland; and La Cambre, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels, Brussels, Belgium. Throughout his career, he has worked in a variety of media, including painting, photography, video, drawing, sculpture and performance. He has exhibited in many group exhibitions in Europe, most notably in 30 ans du Mai-Photogaphies curated by Claire Bresson, and White Spirit Part 1 and 2 curated by Tania Nasielski. Recent exhibitions include Jaquoire en Patrioche at Galerie Sator, Paris; Pop-up Gallerie, Galerie Albus Lux, Knokke, Belgium; Solo Project Art Fair, Basel; Drawing Now, Paris; and Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi. In September 2014, his work will be included in Tentoonstelling: Sounds of Silence (De stem van de stilte) at Museum CODA, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Truc-Anh lives and works between Ho Chi Minh City and Paris.

Opening Reception:Thursday, the 22 May from 6pm - 8pm at the Main Gallery on De Tham
Exhibition Dates:May 22 - July 19, 2014
Main Gallery:65 De Tham Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
10am - 6pm, Tuesday - Saturday and by appointment
Tel: +84 3836 8019
Public Talk:June 17, 2014 from 6.30pm