Living in the city’s noisy and stuffy surroundings and witnessing the messy and hurried changes of present-day life in the course of irresistible globalization, Tran Dinh Khuong like many other contemporary artists seem to rediscover peace of mind through the return to his real self or, to be more precise, to the peaceful atmosphere of the Vietnamese countryside that is full of the souvenirs of his sweet and fanciful childhood.


In fact, the native village offers an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Khuong’s art. The poetic, serene beauty of a wharf, a boat, a lotus pond, a cluster of banana trees as well as the seasonal changes in which nature is a real symphony of perfume and colors such as the season of lotus flowers, rice seedlings replanting time, the approach of autumn of winter, etc, all this is apt to evoke pastoral and lyrical melodies or inspire subtle artistic feelings that invite and prompt the painter to create works of arts.


Tran Dinh Khuong paints with his zealous and relentless nostalgia for the Vietnamese countryside and deep human feelings as well. A range of simple, bright, innocent, joyful and witty feelings is then expressed through the themes of childhood viz, buffalo and cow herding, crab and fish catching, playing children’s “game of square” or through themes depicting plain and gentle rural scenery e.g. going to market, picking lotus flowers, honoring Buddha at the pagoda. The artist all pictured them in monumental, brilliant, eye-catching compositions with the rhythm of contemporary, decorative design and the warm, splendid color scheme of the Vietnamese traditional and very original lacquer medium.

1995-1998 Hanoi Fine Art Exhibitions.
2001-2005 The Club of young Vietnam Artists, Exhibitons at Exhibition House – Hanoi.
2000 Vietnam Fine Art Exhibition in Singapore.
2000-2001 Joint Exhibitions in China.
2003 Joint Exhibition at Dragon gallery
2004 Solo Exhibition of Lacquer” My Mother Land” at Exhibition House Hanoi
2005 Exhibition the club of young Vietnamese Artists “Doi Dien” at Exhibition House Hanoi
2006 Participation in Art Auction of Operation Smile in HCMC
Joint Exhibition in France
Solo Exhibition of Lacquer “The Memories of Childhood” at Park Hyatt Saigon organized by Ben Thanh Gallery & Frame and Galerie Nguyen.
Group show of Fine Vision sponsored by Kodak
Joint Exhibition in Malaysia.
Joint Exhibition “Continued”, “Reflection of Shade” of the young Artists Club Vietnam.
Exhibition at Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition “Public art & Community Development” in Hanoi, Vietnam Exhibition at “Maison du droit Vietnam – Francaise”
2009 Exhibition at An An gallery; Group exhibition at Intercontinental Asiana Saigon hotel organized by Ben Thanh Gallery & Frame and Galerie Nguyen
2012 Participation in Art Auction of Operation Smile HCMC
2013 Exhibition “Life, Color and Purity” in Singapore, organized by Galerie Nguyen.
2015 Participation in Art Auction of Operation Smile HCMC.
2016 Participation in Art Auction of Operation Smile HCMC.
  • Private collection  inside and outside Vietnam
  • Private collection of “Maison du droit Vietnam – Francaise”.
  • Private collection of Francophonie.


70 x 70cm – Lacquer on wood
2021 – Available

100 x 100cm – Lacquer on wood
2020 – Available

Wild banana flower
80 x 180cm – Lacquer on wood
2013 – Available

Going to pagoda
100 x 100cm – Lacquer on wood
2017 – Available

End lotus season
80 x 80cm – Lacquer on wood
2019 – Sold

60 x 60cm – Lacquer on wood
2021 – Sold

100 x 100cm – Lacquer on wood
2020 – Available

Lotus flower
80 x 160cm – Lacquer on wood
2010 – Available

Happy land
100 x 100cm – Lacquer on wood
2020 – Available

Ha Giang
100 x 100cm – Lacquer on wood
2018 – Available