Dinh Quan is one of Vietnam’s most recognized artists as he has embarked on a self –described journey towards enlightenment. Through the medium of his art Dinh Quan has woven together his emotions, his memories of youth, his passionate Buddhist beliefs and the history of Vietnam resulting in an art that speaks a universal language. Beneath every layer of lacquer lie precious fragments of Dinh Quan’s inner self as he expresses the fundamental female form, strong and resilient. The female essence has been at the heart of his work which is connected to his strong reverence for his Buddhism and devotion to his family. Furthermore, in Vietnam and Buddhist cultures, the female icon serves as more than an icon of passion, her beauty lies in her embodiment of strength, hope and creativity. “A mother is the Sky, a mother is the Earth… I honor women for the love, despair and doubt that they impart to me”, says Dinh Quan as he often depicts women in a surrealistic style.
Dinh Quan has experimented with innovative approaches to the traditional art of lacquer painting and invented a unique and dynamic variation. Dinh Quan was born in 1964 in Hai Phong and graduated from the Hanoi Fine Arts University in 1990. Dinh Quan has exhibited throughout Vietnam, China, Japan, France, Singapore, Norway, Philippines, Hong Kong, USA, UK, Thailand, and Taiwan. His works are part of collections in the Singapore Art Museum, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.
Dinh Quan’s work is also part of many private collections worldwide.