Khuyết (The Thing That’s Not There), 2016

Embroidery and water-color painting on silk

77cm x 77cm

“Khuyết” (The Thing That’s Not There) is a work of embroidered silk depicts Long cổn spreading its arm in mid-space, its adornments of dragons and phoenix lacking from the gown while it reflects on water a shadow that differs considerably from itself.  Tran Chau alludes to a strategic game between Vietnam and many other opponents that has dragged on for thousands of years and still hovers on the geography of Vietnam.

Text by Tra Nguyen.