Phuong Quoc Tri

Phuong Quoc Tri

artist's profile

Phuong Quoc Tri

(1976)

Born in 1976 in Phan Rang

A self-taught artist, Tri did not intentionally start painting with a particular genre or style in mind. Instead, his painting reflected his inner soul and ere an attempt to embody how he perceived the world. Though his young mind burned with creative energy, the lack of a formal education and access to a community of artist and galleries to support and nurture his creativity, coupled with the seemingly unbearable hardship of his daily life, led to bouts of intense depression and loneliness. Much of Tri’s art uses human kind as its subject matter, and his alone is very telling. By eliminating extraneous details in his figures, Tri has managed to achieve a high level of emotional impact in his paintings. In some cases, his figures appear to be roughly sculpted, showing a strength and solidity quite typical and sculpture. From his rough, unpolished portrayals of his human subjects, Tri’s expressionist pieces present the world from an utterly subjective perspective – He distorts reality to elicit and convey complex ideas and thoughts. Actual physical reality is rejected; Tri values and aims to convey instead emotional experiences. This in his expressionist works, Tri’s passion for life is expressed both poetically and explosively on the canvas.

2009: Member of Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association since

Exhibitions:

2005: Group exhibition at Hanoi Studio, Ho Chi Minh City

2006: Group exhibition “Young Saigon Artists” at Hanoi Studio, Ho Chi Minh City

2007: Solo exhibition “Sympathetic 1” at Hanoi Studio, Ho Chi Minh City

2008: Solo exhibition “Sympathetic 2” at Hanoi Studio, Ho Chi Minh City

2009: Group exhibition “Buddha’s Birthday Great Festival’ at Pho Quang Temple, Ho Chi Minh

City

2009: Group Exhibition “Still Lifes” at Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association

2009: Group exhibition at Fine Arts Museum of Ho Chi Minh City

2009: Biennial exhibition at Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University

2010: Group exhibition of southern region at Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum

2010: Group exhibition “Painting Life” at Craig Thomas Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City

2010: Solo Exhibition “Moments” in Tokyo

2010: Group exhibition “Ho Ve Ho” at Craig Thomas Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City

2010: Group exhibition in Singapore

2011: Group exhibition “DIESIS” at Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University

2011: Group exhibition at Apricot Gallery, London (July 2011)

Awards:

2009: Prize at biennial exhibition at Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University for the painting “Portrait”

2010: Second prize for the work “Tho Ngay” at southern exhibition

Portrait of a woman – Oil on canvas – 110×130 cm (#PQTri02)

SOLD

Price: USD 4,500

Portrait of a woman – Oil on canvas – 110×130 cm (#PQTri01)

SOLD

Price: USD 4,500