Over the last decade, Nguyen Trung has initiated a new current in Vietnamese art – abstract art, based upon strict European rationalism, but placed within an Oriental philosophical space. In Ruinous Temple the painter seems to deconstruct, piece by piece, the stones of an ancient temple to leave a black empty space open to new possibilities.
Signature: signed and dated ‘Ng Trung 05’ (lower left)
About Nguyen Trung
Vietnamese, b. 1940, Soc Trang, Vietnam