Objectively, time can be measured precisely and yet we all experience time differently. Time is not something which can be caught or held onto. It is continuous and relative. Throughout art history, time has often been depicted in connection with the ephemeral. In the 17th century, the so-called vanitas still-lifes with skulls or other symbols of the fleeting quality of life were popular. The melting clocks from Dali's oil painting "The Persistence of Memory" have been copied countless times.
Time is not immediately obvious in Hoa Trinh’s paintings. It is in fact, invisible. Constructed shapes meet layers of colors and surfaces that were created with a planned random principle. Time is not represented linearly here, but is spatial; elastic and literally multi-layered.
Time is a recurring theme in many of Hoa Trinh’s works. It is omnipresent and yet at the same time, has a completely private aspect.
Hoa Trinh was born in 1975 in Saigon, Vietnam. At the age of three he left Vietnam with his family and came to Germany. He grew up in East Friesland, Germany, with strong ties to his Chinese and Vietnamese culture. Within this environment, he grew up observing how different perceptions and communication among people can be. This led him to study graphic design at the University of the Arts in Bremen. Trinh now lives and works in Berlin.
For more information regarding the artist please visit his website: http://hoatrinh.de/
About the Andreas Reinsch Project:
The Andreas Reinsch Project is a gallery space co-habitating a hair salon. Founded by the art lover, collector and hairdresser Andreas Reinsch. The gallery showcases national and international artists with a focus on contemporary art. Please follow our page for updates about upcoming exhibitions and events. You are welcome to join us during our vernissages and opening hours. The entry is always free.
Exhibitions are curated by Suzy Royal.
About the Curator:
Suzy Royal is an independent curator and art consultant based in Berlin. She holds an MA from the Courtauld Institute in London and a Phd from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, both in art history.
With her international experience in museums such as the Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, auction houses, academia, galleries, as well as a non-profit art foundation, she has a deep understanding of the art world and the industry behind it.
Most recently, in collaboration with the Berlin-based Enter Art Foundation, she curated numerous successful exhibitions, in Germany and Europe, scouting and exhibiting over 300 emerging and mid-career artists from all over the world.