Through his work, Thanh skillfully blends found items with elements of Vietnamese material culture, resulting in paintings that possess a unique style entirely of their own. The use of quotidian icons, including a packet of Craven A cigarettes and black-handled scissors often found in market stalls, further enhances the distinctive cultural significance of Thanh’s work.
Throughout the exhibition, Thanh explores the instability of signs and signifiers, often repeatedly painting the numbers “123” and letters “ABC” until their meaning becomes lost. By challenging traditional linguistic and visual regimes, Thanh creates a visual language that is uniquely his own.
Venue: Richard Koh Fine Art, Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-26 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444
When: 13 May - 3 Jun 2023, Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 7 pm