Minh Dung Vu
Time on Flow
The STRABAG Kunstforum is pleased to show the solo exhibition of Minh Dung Vu, the winner of a recognition prize of STRABAG Artaward International 2020.
In the second solo exhibition as part of the STRABAG Artaward International 2020, Leipzig-based artist Minh Dung Vu presents a selection of new works. The artist with Vietnamese roots creates his works with minimal interventions, the subtle, abstract compositions stood out among the works submitted for this year’s art prize.
Minh Dung Vu sews finely painted and specially dyed fabrics, such as silk, to the canvas, thus expanding the classic concept of painting. The fascination for various fabrics and textiles and their versatility are the starting point for his work. Depending on its thickness and structure, fabric behaves differently and can be stretched and processed in different ways. Vu combines colors and shapes with playful ease, yet precisely and harmoniously. Although the fabric is used one-dimensionally, light and shadow play a major role: depending on where the work is placed in the room, different light and shadow formations become visible due to the materiality, determined by the permeability and fragility of the fabric. Vu experiments very unobtrusively with materiality, he combines materials and explores the limits of perception. In doing so, the past, tradition and memory are combined with new impressions of the present to create timeless works of art.
Minh Dung Vu im Video
Duration of the exhibition: 15.01.–12.02.2021
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