ABOUT THE ARTIST
Exhibited at the Westfield World Trade Center, Phillips, and Sotheby’s in New York, the magic of fireplay ignites in Kevin Trinh’s work, as the power of art is the fire of our existential quest. His artistic practice is an attempt to make sense of our senseless and chaotic world, an invitation to participation and dialogue.
The experimentation of materials using gold leaf, acrylic, and oil, together with the fracture and destruction of the canvas by means of void spaces and burning, is a metaphor in this liberating investigation. The ashes of the elusive self are observed in the phantom image reflection on the gold surfaces. Trinh’s recent work explores the complexity that mediates our body and the exterior – the exteriorization of our body and the internalization of our exterior.