Artist Nguyen Tuan Cuong – Vietnamese Lacquer Paintings – Nguyen Art Gallery

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Artist Nguyen Tuan Cuong was born in 1978 in Hanoi, Vietnam. He graduated from Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts in 2001 majoring in lacquer painting. Later, he became a member of the Hanoi Fine Arts Association as well as the Vietnam Fine Arts Association. His artworks mainly use lacquer materials and are always highly appreciated by art experts and lovers.

Art Ideas of Nguyen Tuan Cuong

“The dark space in the ancient temples made a strong impression on me. Every color is tinged with black. The gentle, mysterious light seems to emerge from the golden Buddha statues covered with the brown color of traditional oil. The brown of cockroach paint, ancient wood, black, and moss green are the colors that have spiritual qualities and dominate the life of the Vietnamese in the past.

My lacquer paintings focus on exploiting the expressive spirit in the wonderful surface experience of Vietnamese lacquer such as lipstick, gold, silver… That is more important than improving traditional techniques. These factors influence and are the main ideas in my lacquer artworks. In the process of exploiting the dialogue in silence, I feel the object floating in space, like a fleeting illusion in the flow of time.”

Exhibitions & Art Events

  • 1999: Group Exhibition of Students at Hanoi University of Industrial Arts in Vietnam
  • 2000: Group Exhibition of 990 years of Thang Long – Hanoi, in Vietnam
  • 2003: Group Exhibition of Ha Tay (consolation prize) in Vietnam
  • 2006: Exhibition of Applied Art in Vietnam
  • 2008: Group Exhibition of Gallery Red River in the UK
  • 2009: Exhibition of Club of Young Artists in Vietnam
  • 2012: Exhibition “Sea and Island” in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2013: Exhibition “Group 12” at the gallery of Vietnam Fine Arts Association in Hanoi
  • 2013: Exhibition “Hometown” at Ami Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2014: Group Exhibition of Artists of Son Ta (traditional paintings lacquer) at Vietnamese Fine Arts Museum
  • 2014: Exhibition “Year” at South Korean Cultural Center in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2015: Exhibition “Vietnamese Lacquer Paintings” in Seoul, South Korean
  • 2015: Capital Exhibition in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2016: Group Exhibition of 3 Vietnamese Artists at Nguyen Art Gallery in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2016: Exhibition “The Story of Lacquer” in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2016: Exhibition “Paint One Another, Know One Another” in Beijing, China
  • 2017: Exhibition Galerie la Primaire in Geneve, Switzerland
  • 2017: Exhibition “North Lacquer” in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 2018: Exhibition “Son Ta – Vietnamese Lacquer” in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2018: Asia-Pacific Exhibition in Nanjing, China
  • 2018: Exhibition “Blue” at Vietnam Fine Arts University
  • 2019: Exhibition at Galerie Madeleine in Paris, France
  • 2019: Exhibition “Asian Lacquer Art” in Taiwan
  • 2019: Exhibition “Truong Ca” in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2020: Group Exhibition of Son Ta Artists in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2021: Solo Exhibition “Fragments of Nostalgia” in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2022: Group Exhibition “Lacquer Paths” in Hanoi, Vietnam

Highlight Artworks of Nguyen Tuan Cuong

Paintings of Old Bowls

Nguyen Tuan Cuong

Size: 30cm*40cm | 11.8 inches*15.7 inches
Material: Lacquer on wood

Old Bowl 40

Nguyen Tuan Cuong

Size: 40cm*50cm | 15.7 inches*19.6 inches
Material: Lacquer on wood

Old Bowl 38

Nguyen Tuan Cuong

Size: 40cm*50cm | 15.7 inches*19.6 inches
Material: Lacquer on wood

Old Bowl 34

Landscape Paintings

Nguyen Tuan Cuong

Size: 120cm*80cm | 47 inches*31 inches
Material: Lacquer on wood

The Winter Afternoon

Nguyen Tuan Cuong

Size: 80cm*80cm | 31 inches*31 inches
Material: Lacquer on wood

The Plateau at Night