Born: Hai Duong, Vietnam, 1942 Served in Vietnam, South Vietnamese Air Force Saigon and Da Nang Editorial Staff, 1967-75
From the Artist:
My works are washed in the blood and tears of suffering, of annihilation, of brother killing brother—all the baggage of humanity's shame. In my youth I was drawn and woven into the fabric of Vietnam, into a history written in shame, not pride.
I left my career as a writer and entered the world of painting because what I was compelled to say words will not satisfy. This portrait, this face of monstrosities, is a vehicle to expose the kind of wickedness that the human soul can create and, in turn, suffer.