Tulip Duong is one among Vietnam’s contemporary group of artists who has a unique way to absorb the currents of international art expression for her creativity by frequentlyvisiting museums and galleries in Europe, America, Hong Kong, Singapore and China since 2000. She also has regular meetings with several international art critics such as Ángela Molina.
Her Hanoi studio produces a range of artworks which display her artistic experience with reference to self-expression. She also uses her contemporary art skills to depict Hanoi City through her unique perception. She creates a ‘new’ Hanoi city concept through the series of Irony paintings. The structural strength of the composition in her paintings uses bold brushwork with intensely strong colours. For example, the use of red and black in the Irony artworks are notable for the exciting movement representing Hanoi in its fast development in the period of its cultural transition.
Tulip uses Hanoi’s landscapes of urban and rural spaces for her art. She works consistently hard to identify a new type of Vietnamese ethnic form in her artworks. Her art also represents self-expression, evolving with the international style to represent the traditional characteristic of the Vietnamese people who have displayed high levels of resilience, and also an ability to adapt to the cultural transition in Vietnam.