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Mar 25, 2023  ( 1 post )  
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Perhaps Tue Thu is the only female artist who has a way of playing with “skulls” by turning them into characters in a humorous way in her painting. For Thu, it is very interesting to use the image of a skull to express optimism and joy, which helps Thu see more good things in life. 

Love the classic material and the way the graphics are created 

Din's name is Tue Thu. Din's parents are Buddhists, so Din's name is also Buddhist. Din's mother is painter Nguyen Thi Nhan, so Din must have more or less inherited her mother's genes. After attending Vietnam Fine Arts University for half a year, Din decided to study abroad in Japan. 

During his undergraduate years at Wako University, majoring in art, Din studied many different subjects such as skull tumbler sculpture, Media Art, oil painting, Japanese painting, visual graphics, art theory.. In addition, because this is a general school, it is possible to learn many other subjects that are not related to the fine arts industry such as contemporary dance, simple composing with traditional instruments, psychology, history, etc. It is by going through many general subjects with different aspects that Din's knowledge and compositions are more extensive.
After graduating from university, Din went on to graduate school at Tokyo University of the Arts. Here, Din mainly focuses on researching printing graphic materials: woodblock printing, zinc printing, stone printing… 

Learn engraving techniques in Japan 

When he started coming to Japan, Din did not intend to study any material but just wanted to open up more new directions. After experimenting with different types and materials, Din felt that classic materials and the shape of print graphics were right for her, so she decided to delve deeper into this specialty. 


The most interesting turn for Din was probably when preparing for a bachelor's degree, the graduate instructor suggested that Din take the graduate entrance exam at Tokyo University of the Arts. It was a famous and difficult school in Japan and she had no intention of going to graduate school there. After researching and adding one thing, the teacher of the major Din wanted to study was a very interesting person, so Din decided to give it a try. Being able to get into graduate school came as a surprise because she had absolutely no hope that she could pass due to the high odds. 

Returning to Vietnam, she still uses graphic printing techniques, especially Japanese woodblock techniques (ukiyo-e). Her compositions are often inspired by everyday life and the people around her. Most express their own feelings and those of others.
The art of Japanese woodcarving in particular as well as the graphic arts of printing in general requires the artist to learn a lot of different techniques. Although the initial study will have to go through a lot of rigorous techniques and have to go through many steps to get the final result. Unlike oil painting or watercolor painting, graphic painting will not be able to see the image of the work without finishing all the steps. It is also a difficulty that requires the artist to have perseverance.

It seems that the printed picture is very rigid, but it is not. In the process of making prints, every stage is important, so every change, no matter how small, in these stages brings a very arbitrary change to the artist while composing. Tue Thu shared that. 

Skeletons and skulls dancing in the picture 

Everyone knows: The skull is a symbol of death. Everyone is afraid of death and so is Din. However, death is something everyone has to go through, so instead of avoiding it, facing it is also a solution. 

Perhaps Din is the only female artist who has a way to play with “skulls” in a funny and fun way. She adopted the image of skulls and skeletons with playful and funny poses to express her optimism. Make fear normal. Understand the afterlife, to be able to be at ease. 

With the hope of being able to viking home decor accept death happily and peacefully, Din confided: I always try to see the image of skulls through the lens of happiness and familiarity. I think that if I can always do the things that make me happy and have no regrets, then death is not something to be afraid of anymore. 

Therefore, she did not set any rules for skeleton images. That completely depends on the situation and psychology when drawing.
Studying closely about skulls and human bones like that, but rarely is Din haunted in dreams. On the contrary, after finishing a work, her sleep will feel very happy.