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Painting on mosquito nets

Text and photos by The Ky

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Amidst the bustling contemporary art scene, people associate oil paintings with painters splattering colors on a canvas board. But instead of following the crowd, Nguyen Duc Tin, a painter in HCMC, has decided to push artistic boundaries and experiment with a new idea, choosing a canvas that is as deeply Vietnamese as it is extraordinary: mosquito nets.
Painting on a mosquito net introduces an interplay between art and the material texture
The artwork would have transparency and opacity due to the net’s porous texture
The artwork would have transparency and opacity due to the net’s porous texture
The artwork would have transparency and opacity due to the net’s porous texture
The porous nature of nets requires artists to adapt their techniques to achieve the desired visual effects
Before putting brush to nets, research and sketches must be completed
Before putting brush to nets, research and sketches must be completed
Before putting brush to nets, research and sketches must be completed
Before putting brush to nets, research and sketches must be completed
Before putting brush to nets, research and sketches must be completed
Different materials are used to diversify the visual effect
Different materials are used to diversify the visual effect
One of the color sketches
A piece in a relatively early stage of development
The Dong Ho painting of the Rat’s Wedding incorporates patterns into the artwork
The Dong Ho painting of the Rat’s Wedding incorporates patterns into the artwork
The Dong Ho painting of the Rat’s Wedding incorporates patterns into the artwork
A swirling mass of colors in the background is also captivating
Votive horses, a type of religious offering commonly found in Vietnamese culture, are illustrated
Vietnam’s 12 zodiac animals are depicted on a mosquito net in a contemporary manner
Tin and his works

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