Thanh Binh NGUYEN was born in 1954 in Hanoi, Vietnam. After graduating from The Vietnam Fine Arts College, Hanoi in 1972, he continued his studies at The Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University, where he received his degree in 1983. Binh has often exhibited in Europe, America and Asia. His solo exhibitions include “The Aesthetics of Nguyen Thanh Binh”, Galerie La Vong, Hong Kong (1996); “The Beauty of the South”, Red River Gallery, Hanoi (2000); “Beautiful Women”, The Oakwood Premier, Tokyo (2000). Group exhibitions: “Young Artists in Ho Chi Minh City”, Ho Chi Minh City (1986); “Reminiscent from the Land of Vietnam”, Paris (1991); “Il Drago e la Farfalla”, La Fortezza, Montepulciano (2006); “Tradition and change: Vietnamese Art Today”, San Francisco (2009).
Specializing in oil painting, Binh is best known for his depictions of women – such as ballerina, nude and schoolgirls – as well as the elegant and simplified aesthetic reflected by his work usually composed by well-outlined figures standing out on a plain monochrome background. The artist refuses to follow any trends and attempts to unveil the beauty that he sees. Influenced by Japanese Haiku and its narrative technique, he aims to condense a maximum idea into minimalist artistic forms.
The artist currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.