Vietnam Artist Minh Phuoc
Minh Phuoc was born in Hanoi in 1973 and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts from Hanoi Fine Arts. In 1999, his works were exhibited in China and won a Philip Morris Encouragement Prize at the Asian Art Awards. In the following year, he held a solo exhibition, Magic Garden, in Hanoi and subsequently participated in many other group exhibitions in Hanoi and USA. Minh Phuoc is a member of the Hanoi Fine Arts Association and is currently lecturing at the Vietnam National College of Music and Art.
Adopting an Eastern approach to all his works, Phuoc strives to attain a balance in the various aspects to life, and ultimately, to achieve a peace of mind within the restless human soul in contemporary urban life. Phuoc抯 signature monk pieces have earned him a following both in his native homeland and with international audiences.
Phuoc art focuses on the iconic image of a monk or a group of monks, viewed from the back, travelling onwards in a purposeful journey. The backgrounds of his works vary from pagodas of temples to tree-tops and even a deep hue of reddish-orange. The simplicity and two-dimensionality of the backgrounds only serve to contrast the detail of the monks?robes; as every fold and shade is in sharp focus. The viewer is treated to a serenity that makes Phuoc抯 art truly remarkable.
2007 Art gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.
2007 Dragon dreaming, Solo Exhibition, Ryllega gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam.
2006 Exchange Artists program with Jeyum _ Art & Culture Institute. Phnong Penh, Cambodia
2005 Patch wings up, Solo Exhibition Gallery Nord, Berlin, Germany.
Please, don抰 make me up, Solo Exhibition Sox 36 gallery, Berlin, Germany
2005 Out of Context, Huntington Beach Art Center, California, USA
2004 The Circle, Ryllega gallery, Solo Exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam.
2003 Untitled, Genkan gallery, Solo Exhibition, Tokyo American club, Japan.
2003 Williamburg Bridge ?Vietnam Now, WAH Center, New York.
2002 My Inconsistency, Private Studio Exhibition Hanoi, Vietnam.
2002 Asian to window, Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam
2000 Go west, Nha San studio, Solo Exhibtion Hanoi, Vietnam.
2000 Vietnam National Exhibition of Art, Hanoi, Vietnam.
1999 Asian Art Award , Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam.
1998 Tay Nguyen Impression, Zhang Zhou, China.
1997 Asian Art Award, Hanoi Fine Art University, Hanoi, Vietnam.