Date: Thu. February 28, 2013 - Sat. March 30, 2013.
Location: The East Gallery (334 Dundas Street West) - Toronto
Nguyễn Minh Thành broke onto the Hanoi art scene in the mid 1990s, he immediately garnered critical acclaim with his paintings, installations and performance art. One of his generation’s most successful artists, he has had more than 30 exhibitions in Europe, Asia, the United States and Australia.
But the more he traveled, the more exhausted and unsatisfied he felt. Thành turned his back on the hectic pace and increasing materialism of Vietnam’s big cities and moved to the small mountain town of Da Lat in 2008, where he lives as a quasi-recluse. Through a change in life-style he tries to bring his art back to nature and honesty. “I am trying to live as simply and as honestly as I can,” he says. “Things have become brighter and clearer to me. I paint while I am listening, waiting for a voice to rise from the silence.”
The subject of most of Thành’s water colors and oil paintings in his first solo exhibition in Canada is an exploration of his own spirituality and the nature that surrounds him.
Exhibition Period: February 28 – March 30, 2013. Open daily from 9 am to 11 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday March 2, 2 – 5 pm
Exhibition Venue: The East Gallery, 334 Dundas Street West, Toronto (across from the AGO)