„Throughout the solo and group exhibitions in which my projects for nearly 20 years have had the opportunity to be exhibited at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, the main theme of my works has been investigations of the divide between man and nature in the context of contemporary Vietnamese society and its rapid transformations. My works in projects such as Street House, 8m2, New Heights, Vinatree are often based on social research. They question and reflect on memories and human values which in constant change to the extent of being broken or even lost.
Landscape is another theme I have been faithful to during my nearly 20 years of practicing visual arts in silk painting, photography, or other media. I am interested in landscape as a mirror reflecting the mood of the individual, the forces of society, and of events imprinted on its surface. To me, creating paintings, photographs, photographic reliefs, multimedia installations is like creating texts that integrate cues to stimulate decoding on the part of the viewer.“ (Nguyen The Son).
Nguyen The Son did nine exhibitions at the Goethe-Institut, starting with his participation in the CAY/Baum project (2004) and ending with his solo exhibition 8m2 (2015). At the Goethe-Institut he developed his themes and artistic forms of expression. From here he strove out into public spaces and big cultural centers. To this day, his art is both a mirror of the social changes taking place before our eyes, and the recovery of urban landscapes through and for art.
The photos from Nguyen The Son’s solo exhibitions at the Goethe-Institut: 8m2 (2015), House facing the street (2012), High Above (2007) und von seinen Werken in Gruppenausstellungen: Hanoi - Lost & Found (2014), Mountain links with Mountain - River links with River (2012), New higher level (2010), Leaf Shadow (2005), CAY/Baum (2004)