Manny Trinh Artist Series
Posted on October 11 2023
We can't begin to express how excited we are to have the opportunity to be working with Manny on this very special BTL Artist Series.
This collaboration should have happened a long time ago! We’ve known Manny and been admirers of his work for over a decade now…feels amazing to finally see something this special come together.
Manny is so talented and prolific that choosing a direction for this project was challenging. Do we explore his vibrant court paintings? His incredibly grounding plant life work? Or, the intricately detailed passport series that he has also become known for? We landed on indecisiveness. The end result came to be a two board series both showcasing one of Manny’s court paintings with an accompanying plant life work…or vice versa. Two unique ways to view, and display both the artist and the deck itself.
Thanks you Manny!
Each graphic is limited to 50.
Keep Scrolling below for links to Manny's work as well as some pics from his home studio and an artist bio.
Manny's Home Studio
Manny Trinh (born 1974 in Saigon City, Vietnam) immigrated to Canada when he was 11 years old. He is a painter and visual artist. Trinh's practice explores the nuances of contradiction. His vivid memories of the human landscape of his homeland — dense yet sprawling, chaotic with an underlying order, decaying but full of life and growth — have become major influences on his work.
From engaging with a bright, complementary, almost fauvist or pop colour palette to experiments in greyscale and monochrome, Manny focuses on the entanglement of fantasy and reality by encapsulating a recognizable human core within surreal technology and splintered mechanical landscapes.
The various techniques Trinh employs in wet and dry brushwork found in his acrylic, watercolour and gouache paintings are studies probing the surface and texture of our dichotomous environments, acknowledging generations of cultural evolution.
His work can be found at Wall Space Gallery, Galerie Youn and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
Manny Trinh lives and works in Toronto, Canada.