Dumonteil is pleased to show the solo exhibition of the Vietnamese artist Le Trieu Dien. After his success at Asia Now art fair. This is his second solo exhibition in Paris. The exhibition features 14 latest paintings by the artist, including several large format works, showcasing how the artist perceive the passage of time; we see the past, the present, the future.
Like artists who tell stories of love, hardship or past glory, Le Trieu Dien, counting four decades of artistic production, recalls the moments of happiness and the difficulties of his life through works depicting the landscapes of the Mekong River delta. His artistic vocabulary is characterised by simple forms and is composed of arrows, triangles, circles, spirals, and squares. Some of them represent real objects, the triangle for example symbolises the roof of traditional Vietnamese houses. However, the real intention of Le Trieu Dien, seeking its own expression, is to transcend the simple representation of reality to achieve the abstraction of direct emotions.
As Le Trieu Dien said: 'People say that memories will hinder my creativity, but for me they inspire it and feed my emotions day after day. On Le Trieu Dien's canvas, strokes of different colours produce interlocking shapes in unrecognisable imagery; but the colours vibrate and the rhythm they produce unfolds before the viewer creating a unique sense of vibration.
The imagery of Le Trieu Dien not only appears as a personal narration of the past but also becomes a source of emotions and energy allowing the viewer to reach a direct and intuitive spirituality. The paintings of Le Trieu Dien are enchanting stories, transmitted from generation to generation and which inspire us with universal spiritual experiences.
Press release courtesy Dumonteil Contemporary.