During a meeting with a venerable monk, Minh Phuoc was told that despite his years of meditation, he never really found Buddha. As Minh Phuoc pondered about his own life journey, he realized that what he initially perceived as a Monk’s lament was in fact a wise piece of advice.
In life, there is no final destination. One is constantly searching and embarking on a journey. It is a journey of multiple destinations. The destinations are to be discovered and set by no one but himself. But while each of us embarks on our journey, we should also not hesitate to help others along the way.
Minh Phuoc reflects this ‘journey of life’ in his paintings. All the monks in his paintings turn away from the audience. They embark on their own’s life journey. Sometimes alone, sometimes sharing the journey with others.
|1973 -||Born in Son La, Vietnam|
|1997 -||Graduated from Hanoi Fine Art Institute|
|1997 -||2000 Lecturer, National Pedagogy of Music and Painting College|
|2000 -||Solo Exhibition Go West Nha San Studio Hanoi, Vietnam|
|2002 -||Solo Exhibition, My Inconsistency, Private Studio Hanoi, Vietnam|
|2003 -||Solo Exhibition Untitled at Genkan Gallery, Tokyo American Club, Japan|
|2004 -||Co Founder, Ryllega, Experimental Contemporary Art Gallery|
|2005 -||Solo Exhibition Patch Wings Up, gallery Nord, Berlin, Germany|
|2007 -||Solo Exhibition – Unhappy Dragon at Ryllega Gallery Hanoi, Vietnam|
|2008 -||Program Director of Dong Son Today Direction|