I was born and grew up in a poor countryside of Vietnam and from this, poor and hard living of the poor farmers engraved deeply in my memory. I’ve seen many lives in porverty , old aged, children , men and ladies working strenuously in rice field. Although they work hard but they are still tied to poverty with no chance for a change.
I love those plain country people. I keep them in my paintings. I store their beautiful moment. They are the ones who have no voice in society và their children have nothing at all for the future.
These unsettled lives ( having nothing to exist on) do exist a lot in Vietnam and become usual in our society, they come from everywhere and people see them every day which turns it to nothing unusual that anybody should give them look. Mine is the same. I live in deprivation during student time since I have to earn a living while studying. I am a student of an art school, I still mix myself to the poor labour. I’ve been living in slum for many years. I understand and love the poor more and more. That’s why they usually appear in my art like a shot of a plain society.
Nowadays, our society integrate to the world economy. The development of society always includes more reign of money and less chance for the poor to improve their life.
In my world of art, I save it all for the poor farmers, the poverty, the miserable in the society, I bring them a voice, a look in some most big or luxury places, an attention to community or a chance for a care … For human being should help their poor fellow creature in their society together.