Duong Bich Lienartist's profile
DUONG BICH LIEN
(1924 - 1988)
For Duong Bich Lien, the subject only constituted the pretext for him to unbosom himself through artistic means. Whatever he painted, be it a Golden Afternoon or a Compat Trench, sounded like a monologue with himself beyond forms and colours.
It seemed that Duong Bich Lien’s painting mood was that impassioned yearning to relish in one’s own image, which is called narcissism, although he almost never made self – portraits.