Visiting Artist 2013
Tran has a Master of Arts, Sculpture from Texas A&M University. He served as the Dean of the Department of Sculpture at Hue Fine Arts University from 2006 to 2010. FULL CV
Tran's current body of work celebrates the lofty, transcendence, and importance of friendship – a visual relationship by the combination of both material aspects and internal, and exterior sculptural space.The relationship exists in human beings and nature that has a function to connect fellow creatures together. It suggests properties of interaction, integration, cooperation, love, and friendship being shifted, building, breaking, mending, healing and ending in time and space.
In these works, materials are employed and empowered as a vehicle of physical and philosophical meaning in sensation to make a metaphor for relationship’s characteristics. Stone manifests the natural and permanent nature of relationship. Man-made string embraces a material way of thinking. From its construction, function, and knot, it is itself a relationship iconography. They have a similar symbol in the meaning of the friendship - relationship that is reflected in the contrary couple factors and their reciprocal impacts. That is, the natural and man-made, hard and soft, and temporary and permanent categories are examined together to formulate a resonance from the parallel and contrasting position. Facets of forms are paid attention in the distinguishing of textures and polishes based on natural colour layers from the sediment of stone by time.
This current body of work celebrates the lofty, transcendence, and importance of friendship – a visual relationship by the combination of both material aspects and internal, and exterior sculptural space.