Trần Trọng Vũ

Trần Trọng Vũ, born in Hanoi, graduated from the Hanoi College of Art (1987) and obtained a scholarship to go to the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-arts de Paris (1989 –1992). He was a guest artist at the Reims School of Art and Design (2000), a guest professor at the Vietnam University of Fine Arts (2012), a curator and an artistic advisor at Heritage Space in Hanoi (since 2015).


His work beyond aesthetics permeates the obsession with a past that continues. A volume covered with plastic flowers invites visitors to read stories and to get lost in a colorful anxiety. A forest of plastic sheets, suspended from the ceiling to the ground, from which 3D images emerge. This innovative use of materials creates a trompe-l'oeil effect that leads the visitors into a virtual labyrinth. Bewildered, they seek the way between characters and colors and are instantly transformed into actors on stage. Playing with visual and psychological effects, his work intentionally gives the visitor experience of excitement and anxiety.


His work is the subject of numerous publications of books, catalogs and press, including Trân Trong Vû: Un art vietnamien "Passe-muraille" (TRAN TRONG VU a Vietnam passer-through-walls) a 109-page art book, written by François Damon, Éditions Maïa, Paris 2017.


Text by VCAD based on information provided by the artist.

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