Thu Van Tran - Nous vivons dans l'éclat
by Thu Van Tran
Nous vivons dans l'éclat
21,5 x 27,6 cm
8 1/2 x 11 in
Published by MAMAC & Editions Dilecta
Born in Hô Chi Minh-Ville (Vietnam) in 1979, Thu Van Tran lives and works in Paris.
In the early 2000s, while studying at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, she discovered what she calls the "cursed side" of classical sculpture: the opulence of monumental bronzes, the systematic destruction of molds and dies, whose ghostly forms persist only in negative.
From then on, this logic permeated the artist's entire practice. Just as her rubber rubber casts, her photograms, films and narratives always reveal the memory of an imprint or a vanished hold.
These include the successive occupations that left their mark on Vietnam, which she left at the age of two.
An artist with a polymorphous practice, Thu Van Tran approaches materials as much as words as open spaces: his explorations and semantic associations give rise to plastic forms that enable him to interweave personal and collective histories.