1. Tam Van Tran considers landscapes in his works—his native Vietnam and his current home in Los Angeles—as he employs found objects, leaves, and cardboard and covers them with metallic leaf.
2. His practice and unique take on the painting tradition has been connected to Nouveau Réalisme, Arte Povera, California ceramic traditions, Asian folding screens, and other artists like John Chamberlain, Kurt Schwitters, and Robert Rauschenberg.
3. His works can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn, the Walker, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Find Van Tran’s work in the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art auction, 2013.