Lê Thúy

b. 1988, Thanh Hoa, Vietnam
Lives and works in Hanoi, Vietnam

Having grown up on a farm, Lê Thúy has an intimate knowledge of rural life.

“Thúy has developed her personal narrative using her painting as a philosophical life witness. She paints on silk, inspired by traditional Vietnamese folk narratives. Common animals like dogs, deer, birds, fish and insects populate her paintings. However, this animal imagery personifies the struggles she has faced, and is often characterised either as victims or as destructive elements. Embedded in her intentionally beautiful compositions are elements of disturbance, decay and death. Thúy has been successful in manipulating the Vietnamese classical medium of silk painting to house a contemporary monologue on the contradiction of beauty and, or in, death.”, in an essay written by Seah Tzi-Yan, Programme Curator of Young Talent Programme 2016/2017.

Lê Thúy has won two awards, including Young Talent Programme in 2016 organised by ION Orchard, Singapore and Affordable Art Fair, Singapore. Her works are in the collections of Dogma Collection, Vietnam and Elegant Team Development Collection, Hong Kong.

Biography information from www.vingallery.com, May 2022