LE Thua Tien
Born in Vietnam in 1964; lives and works in Vietnam.
Le is a conceptual artist with a diverse practice that includes community-based art projects. Using natural materials in a critical manner, his work addresses human longing and environmental issues. In sculptural projects, “Forest Memoir” (2014) and “Charcoal Lexus Project” (2014), charcoal is used as both media and metaphor to convey social and environmental issues. His most recent work, “The Origami Project” (2015) is a continuation of his series of origami installations that began in 2002. This body of work uses origami both to convey his personal transformation and to provoke community reflection upon social-environmental issues. Active internationally, he primarily works in Vietnam and the United States. He was an ARCUS Project participating artist in 2003. For KENPOKU ART 2016, he will exhibit a work of charred branches hanging from the ceiling and the message created by its shadow.