Wibani Art Foundation


Nguyen The Dung’s cows – human beings


‘’ This is a solo exhibition of painter Nguyen The Dung (born in 1985), after the success of the first titled “A heard of unidentified cows ” exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City.


Cows are depicted as naive, unhurried with amusing faces that are trying to stand, look into and survive modern life as a human. The cows look as if they are cloned together but sometimes they stand together, sometimes they stand separately and sit in varied poses.


Portraits are highlighted by faces of cows, human arms and bodies together with nice costumes, striking with the light systems. Unlike the sacred being in Greek folklore, the cows in Dung’s paintings are a metaphor for some people in modern life based on simple cursory belief and miscellaneous perception.
“Ironically, to me, the cows are images of humans who try to show off with a fabulous outside appearance instead of insight values and whose minds and souls are lost in trade development and fraud, and in a world that is ready-made, causing them to feel lazy to think or create,” the painter says.
He says that a herd of cows is like a group of people who live without a thought or care’’


Review Saigon Times – April 2012


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Nguyen The Dung

Nguyen The Dung

1 NTDung18(110x140) Space in the back 2 NTDung10(194x162) Is it prohibited 3 NTDung08(162x194)- Three line queue-private collection 4 NTDung12 (105x135) Action under the light 5 NT Dung 17 (140x110) private collectioin 6 NTDung11(194x194) Wait 7 NTDung02(194x388) - Donot agree! - private collection