For Tran, it’s all about finding a message and purpose for her art…
Tran Nguyen paints figurative work with a hint of surrealism and a splash of fantasy, and she’s clear that the fantasy genre is a place she belongs to. prefer it if my work was free of any compartmentalisation.”
Tran goes on to explain that she loves to paint “therapeutic imagery”, and tries to pinpoint the concept behind each of her paintings. She aims to tap into a specific yet universal emotion that everyone can relate to.
“It’s my hope that the viewer can relate, recollect and thus foster well-being from what they interpret,” says Tran. “It’s ubiquitous to say that life is a series of hardships and each year yields emotional baggage. In all, I’d like for my visuals to serve as a buffer in getting through tough times.”
“Fantasy encompasses a perspective that’s perpendicular to reality,” she says. “I think depicting imagery that captures space which could never exist in our daily lives expands our imaginative capacity.”
But when asked if her illustrative work belongs to a particular community she’s a little more guarded, or rather ambiguous, on who would enjoy her work. “I can easily see myself categorised into the pop-surrealism movement,” she replies, “although I would