Urban Lady 

Watercolour on handmade paper

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Girl Lying Horizontally

Watercolour and ink on silk

Coquette

Private Collection

Dreamy Girl

Watercolour and ink on silk

The Lady

Lacquer on wood

The Girl In A Sheer Dress

Watercolour and ink on silk

Attractive Lady

Watercolour and ink on silk

Solo Performance

Watercolour and ink on silk

BUI TIEN TUAN

Sleeping Beauty

Watercolour and ink on silk

Representing Vietnam's Leading Artists

Coquette II

Watercolour and ink on silk

The Beauty Queen

Private Collection

Like A Lark

Watercolour and ink on silk

Night Club Singers

Watercolour and ink on silk

Dreaming

Watercolour and ink on silk

My Marylin

Lacquer on wood

Lady in Ao Dai

Watercolour and ink on silk

Bui Tien Tuan was born in 1971 in Hoi An, Quang Nam province of Vietnam. He studied silk painting at Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art University, where he is currently lecturing.

Despite a successful career as an oil painter for 10 years after graduation, in 2008 Tuan turned back to his passion – watercolour on silk.
The decision to do so was not just because of his love for silk painting, but also his determination to preserve and develop the fine art form that he thought to be an important part of Vietnam’s cultural heritage. Tuan believes in the intimacy between silk and skin - his women are portrayed mostly nude with the skin not painted or coloured. The women’s figures become more lively and charming thanks to delicacy and feminine essence of silk. 


In his paintings, Tuan portrays women in a contemporary language. His dynamic, sexy women live in an imaginary world, floating free from day to day preoccupations. The paintings are the door to the artist’s world of thoughts and imagination, where people are mysterious, sensual and appealing. 


Tuan recently staged a critically acclaimed solo exhibition of lacquer works and paper paintings (traditional handmade paper, Dzo). Lacquer, Silk and Dzo are fundamentally different materials, and that shat evidences Tuan’s craft mastery and range as an artist. 

Tuan won Silver Medal at National Exhibition of Vietnam 2010. His paintings have been collected  by Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum and international collectors.