« Mai Duong… has sharp eyes on beings and objects, in an unceasing quest for its deep identity, which makes the synthesis for links between abstraction in mathematics and traditional animism of distant past. This approach has convinced Dior, Vuitton, Christofle, Baccarat, Hermès… They let her be free to describe by images the quintessence of their know-how and creativity ».
|Her father is Vietnamese, her mother Spanish. This double culture has contributed to her sensitivity in which the diversity holds a special place. Women’s portraits, linked with the quintessence of know-how she wants to make picture, are placed in the middle of exceptional moment. Inherited from familial know-how – her grand-mother had a boutique selling embroidered sheets in Saigon, her mother was a decorator, a specialist in Chinese painting on porcelain, she is descended from a world of audacious women. With a long nurtured project on Saa paper*, she returns to Vietnam on regular basis and perpetuates her family’s memory in her art in an intangible way. * Saa paper is a traditional paper in Vietnam, made of mulberry’s bark. Produced by hand, this unique texture is traditionally used by Vietnamese painters.|