Vietnamese artist Tuan Nguyen’s figurative sculptures celebrate the human form and emanate positive energy. Tuan masterfully engineers his sculptures with awe-inspiring sense of weightless, despite the fact that they are cast in bronze. The perceived lightness of dense bronze is mediated by way of Tuan’s architectural, mathematical and engineering skills, creating figures that nearly float in space.
“Existential Balance” is a term coined by Tuan, to bring emphasis to the importance of balance to human existence, because life itself is about balance. Each of Tuan’s sculptures is, therefore, a visual and tactile essay on “Existential Balance,” featuring the counterpoint and interaction of elements that highlight the balance between darkness and light, masculine and feminine, rough and smooth, and often heaven and earth.