Manny Trinh (born 1974 in Saigon City, Vietnam) immigrated to Canada when he was 11 years old. He is a painter and visual artist.
Trinh’s practice explores the nuances of contradiction. His vivid impressions of the human landscape of his homeland — dense yet sprawling, chaotic with an underlying order, decaying but full of life and growth — have become major influences on his work.
From engaging with a bright, complementary, almost fauvist or pop colour palette to experiments in greyscale and monochrome, Manny focuses on the entanglement of fantasy and reality; encapsulating a recognizable human core within surreal technology and splintered mechanical landscapes.
The various techniques Trinh employs in wet and dry brushwork found in his acrylic, watercolour and gouache paintings are studies probing the surface and texture of our dichotomous environments, acknowledging generations of cultural evolution.
Manny Trinh lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
acrylic on canvas
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